01-20 Fin (Or, the End of January 2020)

Thus, the first month of the Twenties comes to an end. January’s are usually one of my slower months but this one was anything but. I did my share of fill-in days (when I cover classes for an absent teacher) throughout the month. Last Friday, I was at a school that contains at least 3,500 students with some classes bursting with more than 60 students … Continue reading 01-20 Fin (Or, the End of January 2020)

Happy First Day of the Twenties!

Just a quick post to start the New Year (and the New Decade) off in good form… I had a relatively quiet New Year’s Eve, spending it at home finishing up some bookkeeping and other end-end-of-year tasks. I did venture outside at midnight and watched the fireworks erupt over Phuket Town. It seems like almost everybody I know was out-and-about as I saw their Facebook … Continue reading Happy First Day of the Twenties!

Birthday Meanderings & Annual Wrap-Up

Hmm.  Eight months since my last entry on this blog.  I haven’t been lazy in those eight months.  In fact, I have been busier this year than any in recent memory.  At least I have had more happen to me.  And so, on the occasion of my 54th birthday, it is time to bring those who visit here an update.  I usually become quite nostalgic around this time of the year anyway…

The year of 2019 followed the same basic routine as most of the last three or four years that I have held the position of Deputy Head Teacher for the Phuket branch of Thailand’s largest agency of English teachers.  My routine remained largely the same as differences abounded all around me.  Chief amongst these was the retirement of our Head Teacher (NO! I have never aspired to do THAT job — mine is far more interesting, stress-free and rewarding) who remained fairly sane through his nearly seven years in the position. That change came early in the year.

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