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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Today's OneWord: Louder

"Tell them the truth!" snarled Cassie.


"Tell. Them. The. Truth."

Bart said nothing at first. When he finally did speak, his voice was low and subdued. "I was responsible for the fire."

Cassie shook her head. "Louder, Bart."


"Louder, so they can all hear what you have to say."

"I was responsible for the fire," repeated Bart, but only a little louder this time.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Tonight's Poet Corner: Introspection

Okay. So for the most part, it was a good week.

My Yearbook staff has been able to submit about a third of the yearbook to our publisher.

Some of my English students are a bit of a pain, but they seem to be doing all right essay-wise. And other English students of mine have always been awesome, so I ain't complaining about them.

I had a nice start to Hanukkah. Yay for my wife's homemade latkes!

I was someone's plus one for Fusion Academy's holiday party tonight...which explains why this introspection is so late.

And it also explains why it isn't much of an introspection.

Because I'm tired, and it's very, very late.

One more week of school before winter break, people. I'll have something more substantial for you to read then.

Have a great night and a great weekend, everyone.

Friday's Ten Word Tales: Candy Cane Lovers

Candy Cane Lovers
by Belinda Roddie

Kiss me under the mistletoe. My lips taste like peppermint.