My future

I feel pretty good. I’m healthy, happy and enjoying my position in the world. I now run my own business but I work at the high school still as well, and I’m doing interesting and entertaining work. I help people do useful things and I’m happy doing it. But that’s not all I have — ...

My new business

My new business
This should not have escaped your attention if you’re local to Coonabarabran, but even if it has or even if you’re not, Sallie and I are now running a new business: Coonabarabran Business Centre & Computer Hospital For one, we really needed something new to do after the situation at the high school where I’ve ...

So welcome to 2015

So welcome to 2015
It’s an interesting year to be in… there’s obviously a sense of the future, even though we don’t seem to have a lot of that future yet — cue the obligatory Back to the Future reference that everyone is trotting out right now. My son’s been into Back to the Future for months now, so ...

Happy birthday to me and other great news 2

Happy birthday to me and other great news
I wouldn’t typically put it as openly as the above, but hey, it’s my birthday, that’s nice, and I finally seem to have learned in recent years that you don’t get anything unless you put yourself out there a bit and let people know what is what So, it’s another birthday, with of course many ...

The trials and excitement of house moving

We have a new house — and yes, this time we own it. This is a big thing for me, and for my wife and family, and naturally we’re very happy about it. First of all though is the little matter of moving house! It’s only a very small move in terms of distance, but ...

NRL tonight

Well the less said about Wests performance tonight the better…. 26-0? I mean, I know Manly is good, but oh dear. And Wests play Melbourne next week… In other news, I found out I was “this close” to winning another writing competition/fellowship thing, but was a finalist and fell just short again. Then I found ...

End of a big week

End of a big week
Now that’s the end of a long, big week. It was never tough per se, but it was long, and busy, and tiring, and now that it’s over I just want to make sleep the highest priority! Got the Google Teacher application in, am seriously looking at one other job related thing, and loads of ...

Getting help after you’ve given help

Nice thing happened today — as I mentioned yesterday I’m putting together a little video for my application to the Google Certified Teacher program. I decided it had to ben done in the media publications class, which is after all where I do my most directly “teacherly” work. And the class were so good about ...

Professional Development

Unsurprisingly, I am looking at whatever I can to stay relevant in my job and improve my chances of more work now and in the future. There’s a few different routes I’m taking. I just completed a TAFE course at the end of last year and got the certificate today. Known very generically as “Certificate ...

Three years today

I realised it’s my third work anniversary today. Three years to the day since I started working at Coonabarabran High School. It’s the longest lasting full time job I’ve ever had. (Let that one sink in). And I’m not bored at all. I don’t want “a change”. I don’t feel the need to leave any ...
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