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I did it! I got the vaccine with surprise results,

As I have written about, I am a Covid “long-hauler”—that is a person who is struggling with symptoms long after I am “cured.” The week leading up to the vaccine was a tough one. I was suffering extreme exhaustion and flu-like symptoms. I was barely getting home to crawl into bed. The conversation I...

Just a Vaccine, please.

The day started out like any other; jokes with kids, attendance, writing, discussions. I had a small class for remedial reading, a good class, all boys. Then the voice came over the loudspeaker, “Lockdown, lockdown, lock down.” We all knew exactly what to do. I turned off the projector. The students scurried to corners...

Holocaust Remembrance

I wanted to share my poem “Eleven and a Half Years” which first appeared in the CAPS Anthology 2020 Eleven and a Half Years If we held one minute of silence for every victim of the Holocaust we would be silent for eleven and a half years. The first that would go is the...

Online Teaching at Its Best

So, how’s the online teaching going? I will tell you. In my 11th grade English class, we are starting with a unit on the American Dream. I get twenty-five minutes of live camera time every other day with them and I try to maximize that time. Today, I am introducing the unit with the...

3-Day Novel Contest-Writing Crazy in the Time of Crazy

So, I did it again. I signed up for the 3-Day Novel Contest (3daynovel.com.) This contest is held every year over Labor Day Weekend. I have skipped the last few years, mainly because there was a major problem with the contest administration. But now, Anvil Press has taken over the contest and it is...

First Chapters

The first chapter of my unpublished novel, Neither Here Nor There, is available for your reading pleasure. Neither Here Nor There...

The Astrology of Love

Join me at the Newburgh Free Library  on February 6, 2020 for a fun filled evening with The Astrology of Love. Where: Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY When: 7-8 Date: February 6, 2020 with a snow date of February 12, 2020 This event is free and open to the public. If...

Learn Astrology

You asked for Saturday classes so here they are! I am teaching astrology classes at the Desmond Campus of Mount Saint Mary College the first four Thursdays in August. The cost is ONLY $45. Trust me on this, you will not find basic astrology classes of this caliber anywhere else for this price. This...

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