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Back to the Okie Zone...its weird the way 2 years have passed so suddenly...Im at least excited about seeing my old neighbors ..My house has so much work to put on it...
Im still waiting to see the reaction from everyone about my large eagle tatoo on my arm..I impulsively had it done with an experience native artist on the Rez. It was so beautiful...Im trying to tune into art so much more since the arl class did their wildlife on the boarders of our chessboard.. had a good cry with one of the secretaries about the whole ..she remarked how so many don't want the chess to succeed because they are jealous..
i knew that but to hear it from her made my day and I was getting all verklempt about how my chess players are walking tall. My four best players are special ed and they have proved to themselves and everyone how smart they are!


May 31, 2007, 11:44 AM (land of enchantment time :)
going to the same old haunts makes you realize how time flies by while you sit still...everyone is going t…

"Everyone is looking for a miracle outside rather than looking at the power within"

A major weight has been lifted...the judge said at the end of the day that he would have to recuse the case...my lawyer was a very sharp individual that I would find out at the end of the day loved playing chess in law school. I did not realize that my teaching would be the ace in the hole. He must have known that the judge was a teacher too so he was biased...now there is a very good chance that the case will be dismissed...I had a great lesson in the legal system..I became familiar with the cities' finances...my Navaho officer went to the same school...
The judge realized how punitive the system could be and that the governor was on a vendetta to prove a point....the lawyers were much more experienced than the young prosecutor

Now I can go to Oz...I guess the joy of losing the pain hasn't sunk in yet..unfortunately, the travel place had been closed for a year which was about the same time I booked the flight with her..I want to revel but Im tired and of course emotionally drai…
its really good to chat with you!!...even though the court date is tomorrow ...I suddenly have such a good feeling especially having the contract in hand ...and having a superlative day teaching chess...
the kids were giving me a hard time and they knew that they were getting on my nerves..they dont respect me as they are with other adults..
then dealing with the last politics of the schoool..I just wanted to stay out of it and Jesus planning for his coup de tat of the sped department... and then relaying the message to the Borg
but overall, I felt that I had a victory of so many kids involved in and engaged outside in this one game of chess while bantering with adults the way uppity adolescents love to banter while Im somewhat relaxed outside in my shorts , trying not to think of the impending trial!

Now there is an air of summer relief that we are through all of it...
Then I was pleasantly surprised

May 22, 2007, 9:07 PM
Ok so Im here at coal street pub, Muffy is proud of my adventure comi…
yesterday could have been the best day in a year...maybe the best as far as my career in teaching and hope for my own success...where people will look up to me as a teacher..
Jesus wants his desk in his "resource room" next year and wants to be "dept. head"
I can tell he is very jealous and wont be happy unless he is in total control

I am so happy the creation of the chessboard is finally happening. ...the counselor asked me how I might be incorporating "Character Counts" into the classroom . I wrote about each of the major characteristics and how chess helps these students in trustworthiness, citizenship, caring,
and good sportsmanship..

right now I am in between feeling very tired and on the other side wanting to write a book about chess..sad that I was politely told by the husband of a couple from our village that they needed to talk....
MAY 20TH
OK..Ive been listening to the "Doors" while climbing physically and mentally Mt. Taylor with my old infi…
The postmaster wants to be the match maker and said that he just missed the most beautiful warmest oriental girl. She lives in town and only comes to the post office to see Matt .
Then he sees her at an Iep meeting with the Borg and then again at the coffee shop. They strike up a conversation ...he feels electricity and her warmth that she shares for her middle school children that are now his...he is afraid to let it go further and does not make the next step...
He types away at his laptop and then she comes over,
"you bought one of those Kuchina dolls?"...
"are you checking our the Art Walk?"
"yes"
"cool maybe Ill see you on the walk.."

Walter Mitty is again in one of his delusional states chatting with an old Bohemian Chek who knew Ivan Lendl's mother.
"This is your studio?"
yes he says in heavy eastern european accent and a big smiles shows his need of dental work.
"So this is your zazrani...Ivan Lendl talked of his zazrani for Wimb…
Last night I was so depressed about the impending courtdate. I just received the notice in the mail yesterday that we will meet on the last day of school! Do I need to come back that afternoon?? Will they ask me back inside...Do I stay the night in a motel?? What will be the worst case scenario. I get into this state of perservaration. Muffy laughed when I told her but she was in angry mood about Bush having a photo op on his bike in a bicycle state. I wasn't sure if she said that and then set her off or even asking if it was close to the time period. She has no patience for Auspergers Syndrome.

Then I woke up this morning and felt so much better where I could take my time and get an extra 100$ (I think tax free) for listening to a seminar about Project based learning! I was so inspired by the snow that fell in the middle of spring..it was so beautiful walking to school with snow on the mountains this late into the year!
We didnt have to be there until 830 so I was early! I could sl…