Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Professionals

I worked at graded a lot of papers, and it made the day seem very long. I was glad to get things done, though. The Spanish teacher down the hall is friendly towards me for some reason. I had a … Continue reading

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The Big Parade

I had a routine day of work, and then I got back to watch “The Big Parade,” the classic silent film directed by King Vidor. It was released in 1925, five years before “All Quiet on the Western Front” and … Continue reading

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Sean Nolin’s Need to Change His Speed

I awoke and watched a CBS Sunday Morning segment about millennials. Later there would be a segment about Julianna Margulies. My mother gave me an early phone call and asked me what my students were like. I went out to … Continue reading

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Barry Zito’s Final Game at the Coliseum

I awoke and watched the second hour of CBS This Morning. They talked about National Lampoon magazine. I went out to the coffee shop to have a strawberry-banana smoothie. I looked up the American Top 40 playlist for the weekend. … Continue reading

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Sean Doolittle’s Tough Save

It took a long time for the 12 bus to get to the stop across the Grand Lake Theatre. A ridiculously pushy man in a wheelchair told me to move out of the shade so he could be there. Why … Continue reading

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

I left for the office and worked on my writing. I shopped for groceries before taking the bus out to see “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.” I’m tired of these movies that show young people dealing with a post-apocalyptic world. … Continue reading

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The Birds

I watched one of my fellow teachers singing a song during the noon hour and telling us about her family of teachers. I took a long time to prepare for class, and we found the door was locked. I had … Continue reading

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Felix Doubront’s Terrible Two Innings

I rode the 1 bus to the MacArthur BART station and took a train to the Coliseum. I looked through the team stores and saw that everything was on sale at 25% off. I was looking for a road cap … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

I worked on a quiz and reviewed some of my notes. I went over to the theatre to see “A Walk in the Woods.” I was a little upset that the price of a ticket for a matinee showing had … Continue reading

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Body Double

Two days ago on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, I saw a report on the death of Jack Larson, who played Jimmy Olson on the Superman television show. There was no mention that he was gay. I read … Continue reading

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