I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


What is failure?


Today was the first time in my entire teaching career when I collected an assignment, started grading it, and went, “Oh my gosh… these are terrible.” I mean, usually I’ll have at least a few that stand out. This one… zippo. So, I had to reel back and ask myself some important questions. What did Read More

Fear of Silicosis


The above pic was taken from a website surveying the danger of silicosis in American industry in the 30’s. Granted, my job is not sending me down in mines or anything. But, I am around lots of clay, which contains silica. So, two years ago, my school installed an air conditioner in my room, which Read More

Teachery Awards


My school is currently going through their voting process for teacher of the year. Some of the older teachers have boycotted the voting process because they say, “I haven’t seen all of the candidates teach.” Which got me thinking. How does someone get teacher of the year? Do we just vote in any old baffoon? Read More

The X-Files


So, my drama students will be perfoming in a one-act titled The XYZ Files, which is a spoof on the television series The X-Files. Can anyone recommend some good episodes or a good season to watch? I’d like to watch a few episodes to get a good feel for the show and I’d like to Read More

Heh Heh Heh!


The other day in class the office called and told me to send Yu down to the office. I covered the phone and announced across the room, “Hey, Yu! Go to the office!” Half the class looked at me puzzled, pointed to themselves, and said, “Who, me?” Then we all watched Yu grab his backpack Read More

Woo Hoo!


I forgot to blog about our recent win (you have to scroll to the bottom…sorry). Or, just read it here: Honors for teachers who use technology Local News – Posted on Thu, Oct. 28, 2004 Three teachers will be honored by Los Altos technology company Rambus and the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College Read More

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