Cold Hands, Warm Heart

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Nome, Alaska, United States
After getting burned out teaching high school in a tiny Alaskan town, I have moved on to being a child advocate in a small Alaskan town. The struggles are similar, but now I can buy milk at the store.

Monday, November 30, 2009


Funding went through. I'm leaving on Thursday after school and taking two girls to Copenhagen with me for the climate change talks. Obama will be there.

Friday, November 20, 2009

My Intense Love/Hate relationship with my computer.

You may have noticed a lack of pictures on the blog lately. That's because I can't post them anymore. Also, I can't use the top row of letters on my keyboard, so I have a white plastic keyboard plugged in. Also, it rejects every disk I put into it at least six times.
There are also some red lines that keep showing up on the screen.
I don't think I've had this laptop very long. I can't really remember when I got it. It's maybe three years old. I did find out that the other teacher with this same brand is also having problems. In that her computer won't turn on. If that happens to me, I'm screwed. All of my presets are on this one, and my research for my masters class, and my student grades, and a lot of music. I think I'll go back some of this up on the server. Couldn't hurt.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ugh. The bush.

Like a responsible coach, I ordered new uniforms for my team two months before I needed them. Two weeks before I needed them, I e-mailed the company to ask where they were.

Today, FOUR DAYS BEFORE WE LEAVE, the school got a phone call from the company, letting us know that they never sent them, since our school address and the district address (on the check) are not the same.

Did they tell us this two months ago, or two weeks ago? No, they waited until today.

I called them, and left a message telling them just to send them to Stebbins, where the meet is being held. Wonder if they'll be there by Tuesday.

Here is a picture of one of our current uniforms, and why we needed new ones so badly:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Today, when I was getting ready for school, I looked at the indoor/outdoor thermometer my dad bought me. Yup, it was 10.5 degrees, F. That's -23* Celsius, for those interested. Winter is here.