Long week in the teaching business. Still incredibly frustrated with the profession for so many reasons. Still thinking very seriously about finding a new line of work, but I'm trying very hard to stay positive.
And there is so much to be positive about. More than anything else, I get to work with some great kids. Only a fraction of my students are rude and disrespectful, but dang it, they keep me up at night.
I spent Friday night and all day Saturday with my Academic Decathlon team. I'm good with this. Spending time with my AcDec kids is fulfilling.
I returned to a neighborhood pig roast. Dozens of kids were dancing in the street. My Scottish neighbor played guitar and sang as his French buddy played the drums, teaming up to create some down home American blues music. Great music. Great food. Family. Friends. Yeah the mojo was flowing on my street Saturday night.
Looking forward to Thanksgiving this week and feeling thankful that I have so much many reasons to be thankful.
And then there's The Eight-Fingered Criminal's Son. The collection of mostly true stories about growing up in 1970s Southern California is the perfect stocking stuffer. You can order a copy or download the ebook below.
My novel The Spirit Guide Bar will be released in March.