I gave a challenging but fair exam to my grade 9s this morning. They are a great bunch of kids. The student council president, Joe, calls our school the United Nations. In grade 9 alone I have students representing Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Trinidad, Haiti, Ghana, United States, Iraq, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Korea, Sri Lanka, … [Read more…]
I produced the second of our home movie DVD series this weekend. I’m pretty satisfied with the music videos that I made too. The DVD burned quicker than I anticipated too, so I inadvertently burned 3 copies because I thought the DVDs it was spitting out were rejects. They will make nice gifts. The Calgary … [Read more…]
I paid off one of my student loans today. A day of rejoicing.
Amber tricked me into going to the YMCA tonight. I thought I felt weak before I went, now the meaning of weakness is far clearer.
I entered my first race this morning. I ran 5 km in 23:42 minutes. This is in preparation for a marathon in September. I haven’t run for a week previous to this race. The best part about running is all the time to think. Avoiding the fraction game (distance / time) is definitely my weakness. … [Read more…]
I watched The Exorcist for the first time last night. Interesting career possibilities. It wasn’t as suspenseful as Psycho which I watched for the first time on the weekend. Amber bashed her thumb in the car door quite efficiently on the way to a soccer game on Sunday. I’m trying to convince her to lance … [Read more…]
Just six months until The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Extended Edition DVD is released. Patience precious. Our car is in the garage. The ache of a broken car. I remember stopping at a gas station in Red Deer with my first car just after registering it. I was driving it … [Read more…]
The Innocence Mission has been around for more than a decade and I discovered them this week. Her voice is innocence and its allure is irresistable. I spent 40 minutes sharing my Mackenzie River trip with students this morning during an assembly. Though more than half the audience was quite disinterested, I am thankful for … [Read more…]
start. this is my first blog. so far no spelling mistakes, just gross grammatical errors.