A Handy Solution

This took place many years ago in a rural high school that has since been torn down. I’m connected to the school custodian. One evening he noticed that someone had punched a hole in the wall at the bottom of a set of stairs. He repaired it and was able to match the paint. The… Continue reading A Handy Solution

Computer Jargon

My computer monitor was acting up. For several months a faint horizontal line appeared midway up. On occasion, a static-type pattern appeared in the bottom half. When this happened, it was impossible to read that half of the screen. It was getting worse. I tried a few things to determine the source of the matter… Continue reading Computer Jargon

A Fish Tale

Mike, Dan and I were classmates at UNB when we were doing our science degrees. Mike and Dan were roommates in residence. Mike had goldfish. I forget the circumstances (appendicitis perhaps?) but Mike had to be hospitalized for several days. Dan agreed to look after his fish. A group of fellows in the residence came… Continue reading A Fish Tale

Bridging the Gap

When I first started teaching there was a small group of teachers who were keen bridge players. They would play in the staff-room during lunch hour and would rush into the staff-room during the morning break to get in a few hands. One morning I entered the staff-room to get a coffee refill. “Caines, get… Continue reading Bridging the Gap

Hidden Pleasures

Not long ago I was chatting with a carpenter who specialized in renovations. I asked if he had any funny or interesting stories to tell. He thought for a few moments. “You’d be surprised how often I find porn magazines tucked up between floor joists in unfinished basements.” I told this story to a friend… Continue reading Hidden Pleasures

Raise Your Right Hand

Joe Thompson (ref: post October 21, 2015), one of the most loved and respected supervisors at the District Office, was visiting our school. I chatted with him between classes and invited him to stop by my classroom. He said that he would do so after his meeting. My next class was Chemistry 11. I told… Continue reading Raise Your Right Hand

Credit Card Alert – Part II

… continued from last post Four minutes later my phone rang. I answered it. It was Tom. “Did you find your credit card?” “Yes, Tom, I did. I usually keep it in my jacket pocket, but I was curling last night and put it in my pants pocket when I went to the bar. It… Continue reading Credit Card Alert – Part II