A few months ago I read a book titled, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. I hoped the book would’ve made me run more. It didn’t. However, it’s not just a book about running. It’s a memoir about life and writing. For Murakami, running seems to be a constant…… Continue reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Lifting #1
In a previous post, I wrote about the insufficiency of responses such as “fine,” “good,” and “alright,” to the daily question, “How are you?” Reason being is that many times these responses fail to provide information about our genuine emotional, mental or physical states. Our responses tend to be quick and shallow. In the busyness…… Continue reading Fine too.
Everybody asks this question. The checkers at the grocery store ask it. The teachers I walk past in the hallway at school ask it. The folks at church ask. The friend or colleague you work with says it. The barista asks me. Everybody asks everybody this question. How are you doing? What’s more, universally, everyone…… Continue reading Fine
I have enjoyed and learned so much from working in a high school setting and with working with teenagers. In a very short time, I will be working with a lot of teenagers. A lot. One thing I’m reminded of often while working with some teenagers is their level of frustration with hypocrisy they see…… Continue reading Kayfabe