anything but easy. (I was going to riff on the Four Questions but I don't know the Hebrew for "summer" and I don't feel like asking my Hebrew-speaking family members) Usually at this time in the academic year I'm done with meetings, finalizing the Big July Book Order and preparing for ALA Annual. Not to… Continue reading Summertime, and the living is…
Wow. What a year it's been. In August, last year, I wrote, " AY20 can’t be worse than AY19, right? RIGHT????" My Upper School librarian and I constantly talk about Not Tempting the Fates, usually around things like major weather episodes or traffic to/from work. You'd think I'd know better but obviously NOT. I tempted them.… Continue reading When you’re wrong, you’re wrong
Like any good blogger, I occasionally check my blog’s statistics and when I see a viewing spike or a lot of interest in a post I’ll poke around to see what’s going on. This week I saw just such a spike. It turns out that my li'l ol' blog was part of two people's homework… Continue reading And now for something new
As the school year winds down, I find myself reflecting on how the year went (more on that later) and what to expect from the year to come. In my last post I mentioned that it's never too late to say Thank You, and quite some time ago, Nancy Florio posted this on the AISL… Continue reading Mentors and More…
Today my father forwarded this to me and my sister: Dear Professor Pearle, This THANK YOU note is more than 50 years late. I was in your freshman physics class at the Case Institute of Technology in the Fall of 1967. I really enjoyed your lectures; I particularly remember your ad hoc demonstration… Continue reading It’s never too late to say thank you
Today is graduation for the Class of 2020. In keeping with the crazy, mixed-up, eff’d-up year they have faced, there was a delay due to a power outage on campus. If these amazingly passionate students can survive this year, they can survive anything.
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