A comedian told a joke once about how so often, when he paused to reflect on his life thus far, he realized what a jerk he had been about five years ago. After doing this several times over the course of a few decades (realizing that five years prior he had been quite the jerk), it finally dawned on him that he's more than likely being quite the jerk right now. That's why older people tend to be more quiet, he said.
Seven years ago, I brought my daughter home from the orphanage, and my life was dramatically changed. But it wasn't until a recent trip to Yetebon, Ethiopia that I realized just how dramatically I had changed hers. Read Post
"You have 135 minutes left on this test. Are there any questions?" After a quick pause, I said, "You may begin." As the students got to work on this section of the test, I began to reflect on my life as a teacher, and came to realiz... Read Post