The inmate once said you can tell about a man by the condition of his work gloves and boots.
Work Boots: Still Life
work boots dry in the sun.
Salt lines map the leather
and laces drool
like the arms of a new-hire
waiting to punch out.
The shoe hangs open like the sigh
of someone too tired to speak
a mouth that can almost breathe.
A tear in the leather reveals
a shiny steel toe
a glimpse of the promise of safety
the promise of steel and the years to come.
(--Poem by Jim Daniels)Them, and the willingness to laugh.
“Autodidallocism” - the educational process of self-teaching through interaction with others.
Mr. Halpin favored an autodidallic method of teaching in which his students entered into dialogue with one another and educated each other via their contributions.
-JustinTo Mr. Snow, my response did go:
Well composed; well played!
Compliments(I had to look up Frindling. Of course, then, having to order Andrew Clements’ book Frindle.)