Monthly Archives: November 2002

the first day of school

I had already been teaching for two weeks by the time the school year started. The school had had me doing two summer classes every day: primary-schoolers (at wildly varying levels of English competency) in the morning, middle-schoolers (likewise) in the afternoon. This turned out to be a really good thing, because besides being pretty […]

separate ends

When I open AIM, there is a group of people on my Buddy List marked ’01.’ These are my high school classmates, and I set up this group during the period – about a week before graduation – when we went around swearing mickle and heartfelt oaths to stay in contact always, to be the […]