Author Archives: evamccollaum

About evamccollaum

I am a starting publisher who needs the help of younger people to successfully use social networking. I continuously search for good stories and good writers.

Unexpected Farmer

“What you have to understand, Eva, is that if you have livestock, you are bound to have dead stock.” I was on the phone with my youngest brother Brian, visiting about his artisan farming operation in northern New Mexico.  I … Continue reading

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Join the Song

I met Lynn Werner when she joined the faculty at Goddard High School.  I had collaborated with a number of the choir directors at the school by handling stage directions for their musicals.  Lynn and I did Little Shop of … Continue reading

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This Changes Everything

So…I was looking at the calendar and realized that I had not made ONE SINGLE ENTRY for the month of JUNE 2020.  I am shocked.  I am chagrined.  I’m getting this one in right under the wire.  It’s now 9:03 … Continue reading

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The Burden of Grading

As a teacher, from nearly the first year I worked, I asked my students to evaluate the classes they took from me.  I realized early on I would have to make it specific for the students to avoid getting too … Continue reading

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Albertson’s and the Big Time Suck

I begin today by apologizing for failing to fulfill a promise.  I claimed I would blog daily sometime ago.  Boy!  Did I let those words fall to earth!  I have a whole blog about procrastination that I wrote a while … Continue reading

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Lonesome Work

Lately one of my old schools has been advertising on local television.  The ad has a tag line, “World Class Education.”  My mother likes to turn to me at that point and say, “You have a world class education!”  I … Continue reading

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But Sometimes I Don’t Like Them

One of my favorite comedians is a man named John Mulaney.  (Thanks to Barbara Alvarado for suggesting I listen to him.  You were right.  He’s my cup-of.)  ANYWAY, John Mulaney has a comedy album titled The Comeback Kid.  On it … Continue reading

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Biltmore

Years ago I was attending Warren Wilson College in Swananoa, North Carolina.  Very near the college is the historic Biltmore Estate.  One summer I decided I wanted to take the tour, though none of my friends at school were interested.  … Continue reading

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The Summer Slide

My nephew Orson is worried about his students.  He has noticed that “distance learning” and “distance teaching” have some real short comings.  It’s much harder to get the experience and practice it takes to get good at something in an … Continue reading

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Darlene’s Guidance

In 1992 I moved to Roswell, America to start work at Goddard High School.  For those of you who don’t know, Goddard is also a bomb shelter.  Many of the classes meet sixteen feet underground.  Everything about teaching underground is … Continue reading

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