I feel like I’m thinking in bits and pieces these days.Â Â Life has been crazily busy for the last several weeks — I can blame the Unending Stream of Student Essays for that — and it feels like ages since I wrote anything of any real depth.Â It’s one of the worst parts of being an English teacher: the morass of papers to grade.Â They take more out of you than you realize.
Even in the midst of all this, though, I sometimes get these random little thoughts that seem kind of worth remembering. Â They flash into my mind asÂ commute to work or as I pick mushed banana out of Lukey’s seat.Â They are what passes for wisdom these days.Â Â Perhaps they will make you think? Or smile?Â Or maybe they’ll inspire you to say a prayer for my addled mom-brain, so clearly starved for sleep and downtime.
Here, in no particular order, are Random Thoughts of the Last Few Weeks.