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Nov.09.2013
I went in today to cover for another math tutor who generally teaches a higher level than I cover. Even though I ask not to get above alg I and geometry, I was told this was math I could do. Turned out to be SAT prep and alg II, but alg. II was complex fractions, so I was alright. The center hired...
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Nov.08.2013
Last Thursday I was shockingly to all who know my work ethic when it comes to teaching, let go from a new position. The person who let me go hired her first cousin back who had quit the year before. Parallels? I allowed myself to wallow in my shock and sadness, drink a few drinks and smoke too many...
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Nov.05.2013
Ms. Goodfeather seemed proactive, strong-headed and liberal as she’d march down the hallways sipping at her milky weak coffee in the clear mug, flashing her energetic blue-eyed smile at her teachers. This was her first few months as the middle school vice principal. There had been a large turn over...
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Nov.02.2013
For the past three years I was working at Holier Than Tho Hebrew Academy, a job I referred to one I found on craigslist. I had grown up as a very reformed Jew, so to work amongst the Orthodox felt to me like I was working with my ancestors. I was given a class of six third grade girls to teach for...
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Nov.01.2013
Dear Emek Family, I really have enjoyed working with the parents and students at this school. I have both a multiple subject credential in elementary education and a subject matter authorization to teach mathematics. For twelve years I have worked in education.  For the first three years I...
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Oct.28.2013
Maybe I’m just obsessed with the male attention, I get it so rarely. The occasional flirtatious chat at a meetup. I only have one crush in our group, and I knew him from mypc post being with Will. My type is apparently very smart and geeky. Although I could never deal with B’s house I think. Stinks...
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Oct.27.2013
Repetitive thoughts for no reason of you. Nothing a little Ativan won’t cure. Circular thoughts usually product of not enough sleep, too many responsibilities, too many alcoholic beverages, though none since last night. Fall always has that charged air for me. As a teen the weather would invite me...
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Oct.27.2013
  Every year I eschew Halloween hayrides and gruesomely decorated parties. Every year my husband and I are invited to the same party with its clutter of dead cut off heads, scary clown rooms, basement crawl space bubbling up with guts and gore, everywhere if you care to look is filled to the...
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Oct.27.2013
Now waiting for the mighty Will to eat his obligatory but premade breakfast burrito, what I refer to as the “daily egg”. Last year around Super Bowl, in February, my mom got really ill. She recovered and now no longer needs an oxygen tank, it came every where with her til about July or August of...
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Oct.20.2013
Lightening bolts shoot through my brain. Two bottles shared of cheap wine sold for not so cheap a price at the Hollywood Bowl where you can sneak in your own as for non-“lease” events they allow. Will and I took the metro over the hill for the free parking and exercise, but got out at Vine. We...
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Oct.12.2013
This morning I had a regular ladies check up. It has been at least two years as I am your average healthy American. I work a job I enjoy most of the time, walk a regular four to five mile walk a few times a week for exercise and do some yoga at home from time to time. I eat a relatively healthy...
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Sep.30.2013
Hubby is watching the recorded finale of Breaking Bad. I was enjoying the feel of a warm chicken thigh dinner as it slid down my cold throat post five-mile walk a bit earlier. Everything else on the dinner plate was cold, left over butternut squash from last week, salad made yesterday. Felt great...
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Sep.28.2013
As I get ready to enter my classrooms again, I am putting together materials I need. I was asked to put together a year-long scope of what I believe I will be able to cover in my social studies class with fourteen eighth grade boys who all have Individual Education Plans. That which translates to...
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Sep.26.2013
Stringing together words is an addiction I am happy to call my own. I really got hammered with Sergio’s annihilation by cigarette smoke. Almost went and stayed in a local hotel for the rest of my Nashville stay. Staying with him was alright. I worried for him like a good Jew and human being most of...
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Sep.25.2013
Meanwhile, Robert appeared on the scene next to my saved seat eating some wings. He looked like a cousin of mine’s partner. Had a nice soft southern lilt, the kind I associate with actors performingTennessee William's plays. Around six to seven samples in Sergio did finally arrive, which made it...
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