A Con in a Can

When I was a kid, the idea of a ham in a can (from an exotic, far away land like Denmark no less) was fascinating. The fact that my parents never bought one only added to its allure.

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The Battle of Allen

After 2 hours of fuming and doing my best “guess I’ll go eat worms” act I calmed down and regained rational thought.

I thought about how blessed I am to have a wonderful family that includes a grandson I can’t think about without smiling.

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We Stay!

Monday will be my 23rd first day of school as a teacher, but I remember well the nervousness I felt and questions I had on my very first Monday. I also remember the few teachers who really helped me and those who acted bothered.

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Keto Vision

I had to go to the doctor today for a follow-up on my diabetes blood work. The doctor was beaming and gave me a pat on the back for the good results. Apparently diabetes success stories for people my age are rare.

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Words After the Storm

This morning I unlocked my classroom door for the first time in 2 weeks. I turned on the lights, and standing in the doorway, surveyed my room. It felt as if I were looking at someone else’s class in different school.

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Over-Reflecting

Perhaps the greatest reason I don’t get more accomplished is the amount of time I spend thinking. I invest great amounts of time considering options, making decisions, and reevaluating decisions, and I can’t turn that off.

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Carb Deprived & Thinking

Long before the internet made it easy to post reviews of dog spas, prisons, or even public restrooms, teacher appraisals were passed on by word of mouth. I tried to learn as much as I could about professors before I’d sign up for their classes.

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The Challenge of Not Being Foolish

For someone who always likes to put his best foot forward the prospect of coming right out and admitting that you’ve been living like a fool is daunting, but I knew I’d need to be completely transparent with my doctor.

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20 Years of Self Delusion

About a week ago I found myself having to admit that I’d been acting irrationally for many years. I was diagnosed 20 years ago as a Type 2 diabetic, and the fact that I got the disease was completely my fault.

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