• Education

    TLDR – Back to School

    by The first line of ducks are in a row. Future lines require the success of the first line. However, the first line up is cause for me to announce the Plan. The short, short version: I’m going back to school. The short version: I’m returning to Post-Secondary education effective January 11th 2021. The longer version that doesn’t go into excessive detail: the essential plan is that I intend to achieve a Math and Science degree followed by a B.Ed. and spend the remainder of my professional career as a high school math and/or science teacher. January 11th, because that’s the first day of the next term and even if…

  • Life,  Parenting

    The Sadness of September

    by Posting this, it’s Sunday night before the second week of the school year, and it’s still a bit of a melancholy time for me. I don’t really like the whole BTS thing. Yes, kids need an education, but in a time when fewer and fewer of us have so called “standard” work hours, summer is better for seeing your kids. I’m not talking about taking vacations, but all the time. During July and August, if I have the day off, so do they. If I’m working nights, they’re probably around when I get up. I get a lot more time with them, even the teenager. When they go back…