The Calendar and the ClockI keep wanting to return to before that date.The Calendar and the Clock by ebturner
That date and that time
that sticks in my mind.
Before that moment
my father still lived.
But time keeps pushing me forward.
Ever further from that event into the future,
away from my father's last breath.
Distancing me from my father's
The calendar and the clock are my
enemies and my friends
I advance into the future both
away from him and yet also...
closer to him.
One day the clock and the calendar
will be my friend and take me
back to my father.
But until that day,
they are my enemies.
I am a high school U.S. history, world history, geography, economics, government teacher. I also facilitate ancient history, art history, and world history online classes. I teach at a county public alternative school for students who violate zero tolerance polices or have continual behavior issues. I started teaching in 2010 after serving in the military for 21 years.
I received my B.A. in history/education in 2010, focusing on early American history. I am a member of the following organizations:
- Phi Kappa Phi (oldest national honor society for all academic disciplines)
- Phi Alpha Theta (national honor society for history students)
- National Forensic League (speech and debate honor society)
- Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
I am also a retired disabled Army veteran (1985 - 2006). I served as an intelligence analyst, country analyst, counter-drug analyst, counterinsurgency analyst, paramilitary analyst, and counter-terrorism analyst, among various other duties. I am also a German & Arabic linguist. I am a Southwest Asia veteran.
"Sic Parvis Magna" ~ Heraldic motto of Sir Francis Drake (1540 - 1596)
"De gustibus non est disputandum" ~Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, 1880