Sympathetic Teachers

For the past couple of weeks my yoga instructor has been away so I've been learning with another teacher.  I've been with the same instructor for about a year and I've gotten used to her ways.  Our fill-in instructor is actually the studio owner and a more experienced teacher, but…

The End of Public Education

A timely article in 2019, but I originally wrote it in 2014:  https://temkblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-end-of-public-education.html   What if public education was merely the result of the need for factory workers in a newly industrialized society?  What if education has never been anything more than an expression of economic need? I was directed to…

I’m a Sponge

One of my strengths as a teacher is my overdeveloped sense of empathy.  It's also why I'm often exhausted at the end of a day.  The recent state of affairs in Ontario education has gotten to the point where I have to time my exposure to this negativity as it…

wind storms and sci-fi reflections

I'm watching the new season of my current favourite sci-fi show, The Expanse.  It's about the next couple of centuries where Terrans develop the technology to move out into the solar system, but rather than the Star Trek angle that completely ignores the nastiest aspects of human nature, The Expanse…

Finding a Patch of Sun

As the sun rose on the shortest day of the year our little dog managed to find a fleeting patch of it and opened his solar collector ears to get as much as possible.  In a matter of minutes it was gone to be replaced by days of grey fog…
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