I have a conundrum.
Being back in the classroom, albeit as a lowly supply teacher, is great fodder for writing. Teenagers do some stupid/crazy/awful/hilarious stuff, and I'd like to be able to share my experiences on the front lines of public education. There's some really interesting (to me, anyway) stuff floating around my brain, and I'd like to get it out of there. Maybe you'd even like to read it now and again.
The problem is, though, the whole thing about "writing publicly about your workplace" — people have been fired for doing such things. Rest assured I'd never name names of kids, or colleagues, or my school, or the board in which I teach, or even if I actually work with aliens from Neptune. (That last one's an exaggeration, of course... but sometimes it doesn't feel too far from the truth.) That, and maybe, somehow, in some convoluted fashion, someone I teach might catch wind of my writing, and figure out who it is (remember, no names or anything identifying), and... well, suffice it to say, there'd very likely be sugar in my gas tank the next day.
I think I've come to a possible solution, but it requires (I think) LiveJournal: a private, friends-only type of blog-dealie. But that's a pain, and requires you to get a (free) LiveJournal member name, and really, I'm not out to inconvenience you. Still, there are great stories to be told, and I want to tell 'em.
Leave me a comment if you're in favour of this, or against this, or just really really really like lemon merangue pie just like my uncle Garry does. Man, does he love lemon merangue pie!