Category Archives: Musings

One more night to dream

So… it’s been almostĀ a year since I’ve posted here. A lot has happened in that year, but in terms of the bigger picture of my life, most things have stayed the same. One new thing is that, for the second

One more night to dream

So… it’s been almostĀ a year since I’ve posted here. A lot has happened in that year, but in terms of the bigger picture of my life, most things have stayed the same. One new thing is that, for the second

Forbidden subjects

As a hearing teacher, I work one-on-one with students. I had the following conversation with a second grader just a few days ago. For the purposes of this blog post, I will call him Sam. Sam: Did you know that

Forbidden subjects

As a hearing teacher, I work one-on-one with students. I had the following conversation with a second grader just a few days ago. For the purposes of this blog post, I will call him Sam. Sam: Did you know that

Law and Order: Jury duty edition

For about two weeks in December, I served on a jury. It was a fascinating and intense experience, and I hope to post further entries about my experience. For me, of the hardest things about being on a jury was

Law and Order: Jury duty edition

For about two weeks in December, I served on a jury. It was a fascinating and intense experience, and I hope to post further entries about my experience. For me, of the hardest things about being on a jury was

A new combination

A few weeks ago, I returned from vacation to discover that my long-term locker in the gym was empty. The workout supplies I kept in there were gone, with no indication of where they’d disappeared to or why. The combination

A new combination

A few weeks ago, I returned from vacation to discover that my long-term locker in the gym was empty. The workout supplies I kept in there were gone, with no indication of where they’d disappeared to or why. The combination

Full circle

Last week, some friends of mine moved into a new apartment in the neighborhood. I saw their Facebook posts about moving day, and I checked the date: August 23rd. I realized that, a year ago, August 23rd had been my

Full circle

Last week, some friends of mine moved into a new apartment in the neighborhood. I saw their Facebook posts about moving day, and I checked the date: August 23rd. I realized that, a year ago, August 23rd had been my

Watching as a writer

A few weeks ago, I watched an episode of Bones, a TV show I follow. The writers started with some great concepts related to both plot and character development. Unfortunately, the resulting episode fell flat for multiple reasons. The episode

Watching as a writer

A few weeks ago, I watched an episode of Bones, a TV show I follow. The writers started with some great concepts related to both plot and character development. Unfortunately, the resulting episode fell flat for multiple reasons. The episode

A different kind of drill

I work as a teacher in the New York City public school system. During my workday, I travel from school to school. Today, I was in one of my schools when they ran a lockdown drill. There are three kinds

A different kind of drill

I work as a teacher in the New York City public school system. During my workday, I travel from school to school. Today, I was in one of my schools when they ran a lockdown drill. There are three kinds