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Posts Made By: Mikecoffee
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-13-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Mikecoffee
I have some lefty family...

My dad was left handed.

I have lefty tendencies (can shoot basketball lefty, can write with either hand, hurdle like a left hander).

My youngest daughter is left handed.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-13-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Mikecoffee
My thoughts...

I like your moxie!
Board: The VENT 08-10-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Mikecoffee
Here is my non-philosophy...

During my long career, I worked with many excellent administrators, BUT I always told new teachers this:

"I don't really know what this fact means, but here it is for what it's worth: The heat...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-10-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Mikecoffee
The tester is called...

The device used in the video to check the batteries is usually called a volt meter. You can buy one anywhere -- Walmart, auto supply stores, hardware stores. A volt meter costs maybe 15 or 16...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By Mikecoffee
Let's see...

Decades ago when I worked at the Macy's in Danbury, CT quite a few famous folk shopped in our store on a regular basis. Timothy Hutton was very nice and purchased quite a few items from our...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By Mikecoffee
I prefer to use the terms...

I prefer to call myself leathery and cranky. But I feel you.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 50
Posted By Mikecoffee

Not very good at suffering fools, truth be told.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Posted By Mikecoffee
We are called...

I am Papa and my wife is JuJu (rhymes with choo choo). Works for us.
Board: Retired Teachers 08-07-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Mikecoffee
People also ask me...

People ask me this question as well, but my friends are playing straight man as a favor so I can deliver a punch line.

My favorite response is, "I sleep most of the day." I also say, "The first...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-06-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Mikecoffee
I've bought many used cars over the years...

You've already received good advice on this thread. Definitely have a mechanic take a look at your "final" choice before pulling the trigger.

Before making your final choice, however, here are...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-05-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By Mikecoffee
A couple of jobs...

Worked at a service station on the weekends and in the summer during my high school and undergraduate years. Learned to change oil, repair tires, mount new tires, and do basic mechanical work. Also...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-03-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 130
Posted By Mikecoffee
Here's a link to old Sears Wishbooks

Someone mentioned the old Sears Wishbooks. Here is a link to an online collection of Sears catalogues and catalogues from other retailers:

You might have to copy...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-03-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By Mikecoffee
My favorite nap time...

Before retiring, I was fond of taking a nap on the drive home. The frantic honking horns of the other cars usually woke me up.
Board: Retired Teachers 08-02-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Mikecoffee
What I need in a car...

A few years ago I decided to buy older cars and get what I needed when I needed it.

The result?

1. A 1995 Saturn for traveling to any nearby location where parking is difficult. (I'm 6'2", but...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-15-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Mikecoffee
Let's take a deep dive.

So, according to the article, a doctor reported that a nurse said that a patient said....

Under what journalistic standard did this story see print?

I'm not saying it didn't happen, but I'm...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-03-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Mikecoffee
Ghostly happenings

I've experienced ghostly happenings several times, but the most memorable one happened one night at a radio station.

Radio broadcasting has been a side gig of mine for years and years. A couple...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-02-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Posted By Mikecoffee
Here is my reading list:

My reading list for the summer begins and ends with the Jack Reacher series by
Lee Child. Had only seen the movies before a couple of months ago.

First point -- I'm getting this older series...
Board: New Teachers 06-20-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Mikecoffee
New teacher advice from old teacher


Your first priority is to be rehired. Period. If you arenít rehired, you will never have a chance to do anything. SoÖ.

a. Youíre going to stink your...

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