Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Other Blog Started Today!

One of the reasons I haven't been posting a lot here lately is that most of my musings lately have been job related. The District and the teachers have been in contract negotiations for several months.

I've worked in the District for 12 years... and things have changed.

Sometimes I fight... sometimes I leave...sometimes I put my head in the sand and let others fight.

I did some fighting, then applied for a position elsewhere.

Elsewhere hasn't worked out, so I'm back to fighting again.

I'm more of a Problem Solver than I fighter, so in addition to speaking at School Board meetings, I've started a blog: Connect the Dots at LJSD.

It may accomplish something; it may not. One thing it has done is give me an opportunity to try my hand at a new genre: satire.

Check it out. (Or not.)

I have just two weeks left in this school year. Things are closing down smoothly, except I might lose my classroom aide to layoffs. We're a good team, so I would be sad. Things may change over the summer, and she may be back. Time will tell.

Often, our dis-appointments are His-appointments. The song writer put it well, "All the way my Savior leads me. What have I to ask beside?"

I don't have to have all the answers. I just need to do what He has called me to do, one day at a time.

That's what I've been up to.

It's all good.

Happy Saturday Night!


  1. Satire! That would be a cover for the Evans' congenital trait of sarcasm. Remember that you were born to be a "sarcasm machine" and that this will feel really, really good! You had this mastered when you were ten. Remember to seek balance!

  2. @Dennis: You are right. I'm going to go with funny-sarcasm, not make-them-cry-sarcasm. Balance is needed, especially with how sarcasm runs in the family. Who knew?

    @It-all-good: So you see I mimic-ed your catch-phrase! You're rubbing off on me. Where's my hookah?

  3. Good wordplay on "dis-appointments" and "His-appointments"!

    Good luck with the fighting/problem-solving. I have a penfriend (not blogger) since many years in Britian; now retired, but she had a job similar to yours, with (it seems to me) rather similar problems to fight... I recognize the recurring feelings of frustration. Hope your new blog gives you an outlet and can be of help to others at the same time.

  4. @Dawn: Thanks for the comments. I especially find insightful your comment, "Hope your new blog gives you an outlet and can be of help to others at the same time." I think you're right, and I slept really well last night. ;-) (I didn't wake up at 3 am mad at the District.)

  5. Don's musings will be insightful in all sorts of "homes". I'm going to visit your new blog now. Happy Sunday Don!

  6. @September: Thanks for the comments, your continued encouragements, and your friendship. ;-)

  7. We all have missed you.
    Good luck with the problem solving.
    Off to visit your new site.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  8. @Betty: Thanks for the kind words. Who knows, with the advent of my other blog, I may do more writing here. In fact with Summer coming (off work), I should be able to do both! ;-)

  9. Good luck with your second blog, Don. Things must be getting really crazy to drive you to do it. Hope it provides some sweet release!

    (Love the close-up picture!)

  10. @Saphron: Thanks for the well wishes. And right your are -- the second blog has provided some release of tension, etc. Plus, it seems to be serving to inform others in the district of "what's up with that?"