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  1. about 2 years ago on Frazz

    Nine months…can’t count, eh? In NY, we work fromm Labor Day (plus three days prior for meetings, plus our own in-classroom setup days) through to the end of June, especially K-5. We have July and August “off”. That’s two, 1,2.. Months off. Granted there are a couple of weeks during the year but they used to be longer in the 50’s. Also I had to get a Masters degree to be permanently certified in NYS and that was NOT one year of training. Three years, maam! And the additional loans to go with them. I retired at 62 after 30 years and was making 57,000 at the END of my career! Not all districts are in the suburbs! I taught special ed and loved it. BTW those summers off? We had training we had to go to and we usually did curriculum work too, for small honoraria.I miss the kids but not all the kibitzing from the media, government and ignoramuses.

  2. almost 6 years ago on Non Sequitur

    Unless you suffer from a condition like Infernal Bowel Syndrome , you don’t know just how good that news is…

  3. almost 6 years ago on Gasoline Alley

    OK – What corner of the living room did this organ fit in?

  4. over 6 years ago on Non Sequitur

    This is one out of a myriad of reasons that I’m glad to be retiring this year…

  5. almost 8 years ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Calvin’s dad is passing the torch. He had to do it when he was young, too. My wife and I don’t have kids, so guess who is still shoveling the #@*%! snow! Not our 3 cats! Fortunately we have a guy who plows the driveway and we just have to shovel the (substantial) walkway to the drive.