Thoughts, links & ideas from the 2008 National Teacher of the Year

Each time I've taken off in a plane since May (which is a lot), I've been writing in my journal, then adding these journal entries on this blog.

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Unfortunate Appellation

Denver, CO


I’m in Denver, and my only memory of the Denver airport is from when I was a young lad.  My brother and I were making a layover on our way to somewhere (North Dakota, likely) and we heard the following on the intercom:  “Mr. Greasy… Junior Greasy, please report to a white courtesy telephone.”


Dang, that’s rough.




  1. Maybe it was part of a contest?

  2. And your moniker is Paul Bunyan? (just read your book last year, by the way.)


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