cold turkey

I’ve reached day two of a self-imposed moratorium on reading any news feeds.  It seems necessary to cut off totally, as is often the case when determined to admit to and deal with an addiction. For one, it is too frustrating to continually be made aware of the many tragedies of now, in that the…

evaluation

In my experience, what really makes teaching an awful occupation is the messy matter of grading.  I hope to never never not ever again assign POINTS to any single piece of writing, ever again.  Did I mention, not ever?  The built-in animosity is soul crushing, and so very far removed from my envisioned, intended ideal…