Teacher Versus Copy Machine — A Teacher’s Essays

No matter how digital our current age, teachers cannot escape the age-old string of issues surrounding, not since the dawn of creating dittos, the staff’s copy machine. Regardless of how many copy machines are found at a school site, the drama is a steady diet of over-usage by some, endless repairs, and the profession’s most […]

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Welcome to A Teacher’s Essays! — A Teacher’s Essays

This blog, A Teacher’s Essays, is nearly two decades late. I will often tell my students who are chronically tardy, “At least you made it,” so it seems apropos to me to welcome such sage advice. Truth is, I’ve been collecting observations surrounding the world of education long before my teaching credential was signed, at […]

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NCFA’s New Crop of Prizefighters — NorCal MMA

Gabriel Dolce-Pacheco, Carlos Figueroa, and Adam Wamsley have shared countless hours on the mats inside Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance (NCFA), the glory from claiming championship belts as amateurs, and next on the docket for this terrorizing trio—October 6, 2018—they’ll bask underneath the same spotlight as professional mixed martial artists. 539 more words

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13th Annual Renegade Rendezvous: Results & Recap — NorCal MMA

Excitement revved to full tilt, beautiful women strutted around in circles with tops as painted on as their smiles, and pockets of hardened individuals milled about in teams of similarly colored patches at the Dixon Fairgrounds, but this only marked the doors of Renegade Rendezvous’ 13th Annual event opening to the public. 209 more words

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Oscar Martinez has a message for fighters who cancel with lame excuses, “You are a bitch!” — NorCal MMA

Photo credit: Shannon Newton The emotional highs and lows associated with MMA are, more often than not, par for the course. In some instances, however, the turbulence along the way becomes so insufferable that the operation may be instructed to punch the eject button—as was the case for a portion of California Fighting Championship while…

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