One Year in North Carolina (or: How I Got a Job After 90 Rejections)

This weekend Leah and I have lived in North Carolina for a year. There are many things I could reflect upon, given the anniversary, but when I think back, what comes most to mind is rejection. Now, things a year ago with Leah were going great—she wasn’t the one rejecting me. And things with the …

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Gigantic Book Donation (Or, What Books Were Bestselling 1960-Present?)

Last weekend our school received an enormous donation of books. So I spent the afternoon with members of the National Honor Society and Beta Club boxing up the haul and loading them into a horse trailer. On the side note of high school students, when all was said and done they took out sheets of …

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In Brief: Fifth Snow Day and Book Reading

Last Wednesday was my school’s fifth snow day of the school year. For students this is a cause for celebration, though for teacher’s, a headache. It’s a pretty good illustration, I believe, of different long-term thinking abilities—students aren’t considering that we’ll now have a total of five days tacked onto the end of the school …

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