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My Day

When we got home this afternoon we discovered that there was no internet. Something having to do with the fiber optic connection. The Internet service won't be restored until after midnight my time, which would be way past the SOL challenge deadline. So, what is a committed slicer to do? Blog on my phone, of course! It is definitely not my preferred style, but it's better than missing a day. The print is tiny and it takes so much longer for me to type on my phone than on my laptop, but it has gotten easier over time. 

I wonder if the problem the Internet connection is related to the 4.3 tremor we experienced earlier this morning? Actually, I should say, that others felt because my students and I didn't feel anything. It wasn't until an assistant came to tell us that we needed to evacuate that we realized something was happening. Fortunately, everyone was OK and there haven't been any more tremors. However, we're prepared since we live in a country with a lot of seismic and volcanic activity. 

So, those were the highlights of my day. What were the highlights of yours!

Cross posted to the Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life, Day #15https://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com

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Is it too late?

She tries to stare me down.
Get my attention.
Let me know that she is there.
I never look,
though I am tempted.
I watch the video and
keep my gaze steady
the whole time.

In the hallways, she smiles now.
A mocking smile.
A smile that says, "I'll get you."
"You think you've won,
but this isn't over yet."

She walks around the school,
with her entourage,
and stealthily commands
their attention.

How does an early adolescent
amass so much power and
lead the rest astray?

Someone said that a person's
behaviour is set by age 8.
Is this why no one attempts to reach her?
Everyone has given up?
Settled in?
Found a comfortable spot from which to view
her world?

But, I refuse to accept that there's nothing
that can be done.
Is it too late?

It's never too late.

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