Day 120

Continuing my post from yesterday.   After the last bell, "physics club" meets. It's an unofficial gathering of a few students that need a place to hang out while their rides navigate the heavy traffic around the school. Today, we talk about a new Catholic holiday called "Lint Day" where instead of palms around your …

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DD 120

The kindergarten student cleans off his desk, snaps his backpack shut, and walks to his teacher’s desk. “I have decided to thank you before I go home,” the boy says. “You’re welcome,” his teacher says.  “I hope you have enjoyed this first week.” “You were a good teacher, but I won’t see you again,” the …

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Day 119

Prompt: teaching. I figure I'll do a "life in the day of" type of post.   The school looms ahead of me in the fog, the weather mirroring my mind as I shake the last vestiges of sleep from it. Anxiety kept me up late, later than I should ever be up, squeezing in a …

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DD 116

Prompt:  Write about a person who made something more interesting Matt Iverson would have been recruited by Divison I teams if he had been four inches taller.  Instead, he started as quarterback for Platteville when he and I were both freshman.  I didn’t go to any of football games that year or during the three that followed, but …

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DD 115

Prompt: a character or characters who made a place more interesting. Leonard McCarthy had been a cop in Fort Dodge for 15 years.  He was in the middle of raising a family and  had come to Wisconsin to earn a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement. “My lieutenant is sitting on top of my promotion,” he …

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Day 115

Part one of two of the D&D update for this week.   Our adventurers awake in the late morning. The forest is quieter than they’d expect for this hour, the lack of bugs and birds a good yet ominous sign that they are on the right path. They continue their walk in the woods, the …

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DD 114

Prompt:  Write about a person who made a job more interesting Jeff Lee took a nap every afternoon after lunch.  He said, “I just can’t stay awake after two helpings of Lucille’s lunch."  Lucille was the cook in the school cafeteria. “But you have a class after lunch,” I said to Jeff. Instead of answering …

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