finding the narrative

  • July 2, 2024

    At 6:17 this morning, Eloise started scratching at my butt through the duvet to let me know that she was hungry. I told her to go away and wait until 7. She hopped over my leg and snuggled into Hannah. Eloise soon learned that she wasn’t going to get fed.

  • July 1, 2024

    My writing setup looks a little different than I’m used to but it should do. I’m looking forward to starting this writing project, with a direction but few expectations.

  • June 30, 2024

    It’ll take a few days before I finally feel relaxed and at ease. Right now, I’m still in the mindset of having to go to work tomorrow, even though I know I don’t. If it were a long weekend, I’d have no trouble relaxing. Alas, I have two months off.

  • June 29, 2024

    I miss wood turning.

  • June 28, 2024

    Today was my last day at the school where I was hired into a full-time, permanent position with the school board. In September, I’ll be on to a new adventure in a new environment. Before getting there, I need to rest.

  • June 27, 2024

    Sharing my intentions is the most effective way to ensure that I won’t follow through on them. I’ve been thinking about writing about the things I’ve learned from woodworking since starting just over two years ago. It might make for an interesting story, and should definitely be a good point of reflection. It might be…

  • June 26, 2024

    After today, I could leave tomorrow. I packed up my office and filled the car today, readying myself for the move to a new school. When I had my first classroom, I brought some of my old computers in for the students to use. That didn’t really happen, and I’ve been holding onto them since.…

  • June 25, 2024

    The boxes that I’ve been working on are doing a number on me. Every time I think I’ve got a handle on what I’m doing, another problem arises. While staring at the problem, all I want to do is force it into a fix. Often, once I’ve stepped away and taken some time, even just…

  • June 24, 2024

    I went to the grade eight students’ graduation today. It was nice to see them walk across the stage, but something felt different about this one, it didn’t have the same gravitas that the ceremony has had in the past. I’ve been working with the same group for three years so it felt right to…

  • June 23, 2024

    It’s 9:30 pm and I’m heading to bed. I can’t wait for summer.

  • June 23, 2024

    It’s 9:30 pm and I’m heading to bed. I can’t wait for summer.

  • June 22, 2024