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October 13, 2009 by 1Techsan
In sporting events, the cheap tickets are always at the very top of the arena. As an underpaid member of the teacher profession, these are the only seats I ever occupy.

I have learned to accept it, I have learned to not only accept it but embrace it as a metaphor. You see, you can see more from the upper deck, the entire field or court opens up from this vantage point. When you are too close, all you can see is what is right in front of you, what is staring you in the face, and you lose persp...
October 13, 2009 by 1Techsan
In sporting events, the cheap tickets are always at the very top of the arena. As an underpaid member of the teacher profession, these are the only seats I ever occupy.

I have learned to accept it, I have learned to not only accept it but embrace it as a metaphor. You see, you can see more from the upper deck, the entire field or court opens up from this vantage point. When you are too close, all you can see is what is right in front of you, what is staring you in the face, and you lose persp...
November 11, 2007 by 1Techsan
The slumber party represents one of the great mysteries of life. The mysterious qualities include the name, which of course suggests that someone actually sleeps, and the reasons that parents actually choose to allow their children to have one. This is sort of like allowing your child to be kidnapped by a band of wandering grizzly bears, it once again reflects that parents are not among creatures that God has endowed with a brain.

This past weekend, my wife recently suggested to me that s...
November 11, 2007 by 1Techsan
The slumber party represents one of the great mysteries of life. The mysterious qualities include the name, which of course suggests that someone actually sleeps, and the reasons that parents actually choose to allow their children to have one. This is sort of like allowing your child to be kidnapped by a band of wandering grizzly bears, it once again reflects that parents are not among creatures that God has endowed with a brain.

This past weekend, my wife recently suggested to me that s...
May 8, 2006 by 1Techsan
Recently, while searching the Internet I encountered a very interesting web survey with the caption, “How to tell if you are the annoying one at work?” Right away I am intrigued, as I read down even further I found a very interesting paragraph which contained the following statement, “Remember, there are countless ways to aggravate coworkers -- you can even annoy them by trying too hard to please or being too nice,” and the article goes on to encourage you to use your energy for good instead of...
May 8, 2006 by 1Techsan
Recently, while searching the Internet I encountered a very interesting web survey with the caption, “How to tell if you are the annoying one at work?” Right away I am intrigued, as I read down even further I found a very interesting paragraph which contained the following statement, “Remember, there are countless ways to aggravate coworkers -- you can even annoy them by trying too hard to please or being too nice,” and the article goes on to encourage you to use your energy for good instead of...
May 5, 2006 by 1Techsan
Life on the Lakefront

I am continuously asked, mostly rhetorically, about how to raise children. Raising children is a lot like raising cabbages except that it takes a lot longer, costs a lot more and involves cleaning up manure instead of spreading it out. It is probably the biggest single job anyone can do, and is among the most important, right up there with planting a flag on the moon and nearly equal to scoring the winning goal in the NBA championship game.

Parents are called upon to...
May 5, 2006 by 1Techsan
Life on the Lakefront

I am continuously asked, mostly rhetorically, about how to raise children. Raising children is a lot like raising cabbages except that it takes a lot longer, costs a lot more and involves cleaning up manure instead of spreading it out. It is probably the biggest single job anyone can do, and is among the most important, right up there with planting a flag on the moon and nearly equal to scoring the winning goal in the NBA championship game.

Parents are called upon to...
October 7, 2005 by 1Techsan
When you spend as much time on the road as I do you are sensitive to the price of gasoline. I have recently noted with alarm a great deal of apprehension about escalating prices. I have also noticed lots of other people who share my concern. Recently, I have been receiving lots of email calling for a boycott of gasoline on this date or that date. If I understand the boycott correctly you are suppose to avoid buying gas on the day of the boycott so that you buy it the day before or the day afte...
October 7, 2005 by 1Techsan
When you spend as much time on the road as I do you are sensitive to the price of gasoline. I have recently noted with alarm a great deal of apprehension about escalating prices. I have also noticed lots of other people who share my concern. Recently, I have been receiving lots of email calling for a boycott of gasoline on this date or that date. If I understand the boycott correctly you are suppose to avoid buying gas on the day of the boycott so that you buy it the day before or the day afte...
September 30, 2005 by 1Techsan
Well school in our fair city has resumed which means more meetings of various organizations, more fees, more activities to fill our overstuffed calendars, and of course school supplies. I remember many years ago the bittersweet excitement of new school supplies. There was something about a new notebook, the smell of newly sharpened pencils, and the taste of new school paste – sort of like the mashed potatoes in the cafeteria. But, the summer has not been without its excitement. This summer ...
September 30, 2005 by 1Techsan
Well school in our fair city has resumed which means more meetings of various organizations, more fees, more activities to fill our overstuffed calendars, and of course school supplies. I remember many years ago the bittersweet excitement of new school supplies. There was something about a new notebook, the smell of newly sharpened pencils, and the taste of new school paste – sort of like the mashed potatoes in the cafeteria. But, the summer has not been without its excitement. This summer ...
September 28, 2005 by 1Techsan
Life on the Lakefront

Coming up on senior graduation this year had a special meaning for me since my son will be graduating this year. I remember back to my own graduation. It is true that I was not the most popular kid in my graduating class but I did manage to get my pants down from the flagpole prior to graduation. I don’t think my own high school experience was as positive as my son’s has been. I was not really much of a leader in high school unless discovering new places to hide the te...
September 28, 2005 by 1Techsan
Life on the Lakefront

Coming up on senior graduation this year had a special meaning for me since my son will be graduating this year. I remember back to my own graduation. It is true that I was not the most popular kid in my graduating class but I did manage to get my pants down from the flagpole prior to graduation. I don’t think my own high school experience was as positive as my son’s has been. I was not really much of a leader in high school unless discovering new places to hide the te...
September 24, 2005 by 1Techsan
Life on the Lakefront

This year marks a special year for the Carter household because our youngest child is now a senior. This means that soon we will be faced by that affliction known as empty nest syndrome while in the meantime we have a condition referred to as empty wallet syndrome. The latter syndrome is what happens as you have to purchase all the “must haves” for your high school seniors. Such as senior rings; senior yearbooks; graduation wardrobe including cap, gown, and tassel; but...