Anecdotes from my Life

“Teacher, are you a traveler?” asked one of my inquisitive Art students who based his judgment on my backpack, jeans, t-shirt, and running shoes.

“Well, SURE! You can say THAT!” I answered. Afterall, I AM a mental traveler.

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“You are a good teacher,” remarked someone I highly respect in school, who had been observing me and sitting-in my class for two days now. A compliment like that just makes me want to soar.

“I can already see in your eyes the wheels turning in your head,” she added after offering suggestions on how I can better teach certain themes or subject.

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“Remember when it rained… ?” mused a co-teacher jokingly who was sweating like a pig during one very warm December day.

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“Say ‘door’.”

“Do-wa”

“DOOR!”

“DOH-WAH”

“DOORRRRR”

“DOOOO-WWWA”

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Singing the Zoophonics song:

“…WEELY WEESAH, ESAYVIAH FUCK…” (…Willy Weasel, Xavier Fox…)

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“It’s not how much your earn, but how much you save.” — words of wisdom from my Grand-Aunt Clara to my Aunt Beth, who passed it on to me.

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“People first. Then money. Then Things.” — from CNBC’s Suze Orman, host of her own show which is my relative’s favorite.

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“When you’ve saved enough and think about spending it, don’t spend your money on a car. That’s a bad investment. Cars break down. Invest your money on a house first.” — my Aunt Beth, after my announcement regarding my salary increase.

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