Well, I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and dusting off my laptop and submitted my entry. The idea of this one was fun and I hope I honored Alan's memory.
Tradition. Ancient buildings.
Sure. I'm sure he'd be rather interesting to chat with.
The Bee Gees
Amigo Brothers by Piri Thomas
I saw this thread and got scared about what I would see. However, I do have two names I wish to add.
The first was my least favorite, my 3rd grade teacher, Miss Lawson. I was in a 1, 2, 3 combination class because I was labeled as "gifted" so I was put into the MGM (Mentally Gifted Minors) program. This was pre GATE for those who are more familiar term. I hated her & the class. I was often made to feel stupid. I did so much to get kicked out I was nearly expelled.
The following year I was removed from hell and put into Miss Slaton's class. She was my 4th grade teacher & I loved her. She taught me so much especially about life & never giving up. She had MS and it never stopped her. Hell, it didn't even slow her down. She was the reason I became a teacher.
Now, my first class I ever taught was 3rd grade. I busted my butt to make it a great experience for my kids and I hope I did. Now I'm teaching middle school and the other day a former student said I was the best teacher at the school and that his friend was lucky to have me.
I hope I'm never someone's worst teacher... but I'm sure if I'm not already... I will be.
There is an error with the link... it's broken... and it won't let me post the new one (I need to post more often.) It's worth your time to read.
Sorry for the double post... I can't post the link yet.
The Lottery & Other Short Stories - Shirley Jackson
Sanity. My personal sanity.
Writing has saved me from the brink of depression and disaster. It has given me courage and hope. Writing is my lifeline.
The only book I never finished, but skimmed was Catcher in the Rye. Save your praise. I don't like this book. I hate it worse than Heart of Darkness & that I did finish in college.
I've know about it for a while and decided to join. I'm still trying to navigate this one as figure out what you do & don't allow. Might not be one who posts a lot, but I'm hoping to have a piece more worthy of this site.