Where the Weird Things Are

Where the Weird Things Are

“Are you talking about fucking rubrics again?” Several months ago, I was finally able to cross #11 off my list: Drive across, around, and up and down the United States. For two weeks, my sister (Kalianne) and one of our best buds (Chad Parker) drove from Portland, Oregon to Atlanta, Georgia. We spent a week […]

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Closing Time

Closing Time

Do you feel as though you’ve been rehabilitated? Me: Reeehabilitated? Yes. Rehabilitated. According to your files, you attended Alan C. Pope High School from 1997 to 2001. During that time, you were a drain on the community. It also says here you began your teaching career in 2006 at South Cobb High School. After your […]

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What Had Happened Scholarship

What Had Happened Scholarship

“You can pay for me.” Me: What’s that? Student: You can pay for me. Number seven on your bucket list…”pay for a student’s entire college tuition.” I’m a student. I’m your student. So like I said Neums, you can pay for me. Since I began my teaching career in 2006, the idea of paying for […]

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#PopeFamily

Recently (05.21.2014), three English teachers (aka The Noble Gases) from Pope High School spoke to the graduating class of 2014 at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. The names of these teachers, in no particular order, are: Sara Register, Brendan Widness, and Me (Ryan Neumann). Sara Register, an advocate for tomfoolery and all things funny, has been […]

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Dreams Demurred

Dreams Demurred

Student: If you could give your students one piece of advice, what would it be? Me: (stalling) Yikes. That’s kind of a heavy question for a Friday afternoon, isn’t it? To be exact, it’s the Friday afternoon before Spring Break in Metro Atlanta. Seventh period. Last class of the day. A few students from the […]

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