Fake It ‘Til You Make It

They came in yesterday grumbling of sleep lost, of buses nearly missed. I told ’em I loved the spring forward ’cause it meant I only had to wait 47 hours to see ’em again.

I do this after three-day weekends. I’ll curse the births of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I’ll tell ’em how much I worry about ’em over winter break.

It’s weird how it started out all silvertongued, kind of an inside joke between us with flattery/sincerity balanced somewhere around 90/10, but then, at one point, the balance swapped. And I meant it.

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school math teacher and current head of teaching at Desmos. He / him. More here.


  1. Sensing there is a subtext even beyond the wink, wink NftPC delivered.

    Forward steps often mean taking stock of what you had way back when…even before they become way back then. Gonna be an interesting next chapter in the dy/dan anthology over the months ahead, framed by both yet-to-be-named professional decisions and anecdotal reflections from the classroom side of things. Both will be worth keeping tabs on.