Category Archives: Life

Almost made it

Stuck for the first time, EVAR, in my driving history. View from my driveway.

Snow thrower was in the garage, so I wasn’t overly determined to overcome this obstacle.

Spring Notbreak

Because I’m always working, that’s why.

Wiring the V8 Firefly. Trailing arm bushings, muffler, and O2 sensor on Super 7, TBI swap on Crusty Chevy, Shift Kit on the Mrs’ car, chopping up laundry appliances, repairing snow thrower….

And that’s just what’s ~inside~ that needs doing.

BCTF et al

Yes.  I am a BC Teacher.  You likely have heard about us in the news recently.

My take on things:

The BCTF pushes their propaganda.

The Gub’ment pushes their propaganda.

The media sensationalizes whatever increases readership, because readership sells advertisements.

Somewhere out there is truth, but neither you nor I am really privy to all of it.

My questions though:

If the Government is deemed allowed to rip up the Teacher’s contract (currently in their third appeal), could they not, then, set a precedent to be allowed to rip up any contract?

If we allow the Government to over-rule court rulings (E80),  could they not, then, set a precedent to be allowed to overrule any court rulings?

In the mean-time:

I am purposing to remain positive through all this, and not get emotionally dragged down by all of what is going on.  I must admit, however, that my enthusiasm and passion for the teaching career is slowly being beaten out of me, year after year after year.

What I do in my classroom is all that is important to me.  The rest of it is “just a job.”