Monthly Archives: May 2012

Another Goat Story

Three weeks ago I was lying on the couch talking on the phone with a friend, when I heard an unrecognizable noise outside. I got up and went to see what it was, initially thinking it might be the workman … Continue reading

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The Roller Coaster Ride That is the Peace Corps

During our 2-month pre-service training we were told, on more than one occasion, that this would be a roller coaster ride and indeed it has been. Nary a day goes by when I ask myself, “What is my purpose here?” … Continue reading

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Sit Down and Meditate, Dammit!

Is it wrong that I almost had to kick three kids out of my meditation class for being disruptive? Let me explain. I’ve been holding a series of “Anger Management” sessions for some students in my school. These are kids … Continue reading

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Herding Cats

Yesterday a group of 3rd graders came to the Guidance Office proclaiming there were kids in the classroom standing on desks and misbehaving. I asked them where their teacher was and they said she left. They said she had put … Continue reading

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I Like Goats

It recently occurred to me that I have been taking a lot of pictures of goats in Jamaica. I’m not exactly sure of the origin of my fascination, but it’s there. I have goats from Hellshire Beach, goats from Stony … Continue reading

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Meditation

Yesterday I met with some of my first and second graders who are participating in my “Anger Management” class. After we reviewed some of the strategies to use when someone is bothering you, I asked the kids if they had … Continue reading

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm

I recently came across a notice for a poster competition where the theme was, “Youth Gambling Prevention.” The competition was being sponsored by the Betting Gaming & Lotteries Commission. Isn’t that like Miller Lite sponsoring an Alcoholics Anonymous Convention? The … Continue reading

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