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July 29th, 2004


Monday -- fourth graders. Best class I've experienced. Didn't shout once, not once, all day.

Tuesday -- raised my voice, slightly, once or twice, briefly. But didn't actually shout. Bought ice cream for everybody 'cuz they were all so good!

When was the last time you had a substitute teacher bring you ice cream??? Unless, of course, it was somebody trying to bribe you into good behavior. Which, of course, I was.

[Note to self: re-think concept of "sugar in quantity" vis-a-vis "fourth graders."]
A cockroach the size of a small goat just landed on my keyboard. Thudded into my keyboard.

Apparently my time at the computer is up. Guess I'll turn it over to archie and mehitabel now.

North Shore Kite Surfing

Brant, Pierre, and Johnny kitesurfing on the North Shore last weekend.
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