Tag: Learning

  • September 12, 2023

    Just outside the school, there are two bus stops. It’s really annoying to have to stop at the south end of the school yard and then again at the north end when following a city bus that’s dropping off students. The staff parking lot is a right turn after the bus stop to the north.…

  • September 9, 2023

    September 9, 2023

    I bought HSS chisels and a bench grinder today. Using them scared the shit right out of me.

  • September 5, 2023

    Today was the first day of school. It was a good day, despite the scorching heat. Within 20 minutes of entering the building, I was dripping with sweat. It continued like that throughout most of the day. Luckily, the library has air conditioning. The classrooms, however, do not.

  • July 27, 2023

    July 27, 2023

    I rotated my tires today. Six tire changes took place. I kept wishing I had just paid the guy to do it when I went in for an oil change.

  • July 23, 2023

    July 23, 2023

    Creativity is a funny thing. We seem to value it very highly in our private lives but dismiss it too easily in our professional ones.

  • July 8, 2023

    July 8, 2023

    At some point in the last few years, I became a homebody. I’m reluctant to go out. I used to love going out. I couldn’t stay home.

  • June 20, 2023

    June 20, 2023

    My sister texted me this evening asking if she should buy a new desk for herself. She’s considering one that’ll change between a sitting and a standing desk. Of course, I told her to buy something better than the one she was initially looking at.

  • June 14, 2023

    June 14, 2023

    After a rather busy day at work, I went for a haircut. I got home, kept my shoes on, gave the girls cats a treat, and then went straight to the barbershop about half a block away. When I rocked up, one of the owners was sitting outside. I asked if they were open and…

  • June 13, 2023

    June 13, 2023

    A former student of mine left me quite a nice card and a gift when she visited the school last week. It got me thinking about the impact I have on my students.

  • June 4, 2023

    June 4, 2023

    Working on this chest has me confused. The instructions and the accompanying pictures aren’t entirely clear. I’m doing my best to figure it all out.

  • June 2, 2023

    June 2, 2023

    I started working on a 6-board chest today. I’ve been wanting to complete a project in the book I got for my birthday for a little while, so I went and bought some wood today. I’m very curious to see how it turns out.

  • May 2, 2023

    May 2, 2023

    I’ve been working at this idea for about a month. It’s finally come together. Of course, I was hoping that I’d have everything sorted out sooner but it’s better now than never. Plus, it’s an idea I can keep building on.