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Summer 2009: Alternate Travel (2 of 2)

August 5, 2009 pm31 11:33 pm

My biggest trip this summer will be to Texas, volunteering for the AFT affiliate down there. It’ll be my second summer doing teacher organizing.

No big European trip this summer.

In its place, a week with math teachers on Lake Cayuga in central New York state. Look, I’m a geek. This is fun.

I am also scheduling. This is the last summer I’ll be doing this work, and, man, is it dragging.

Last summer I volunteered to do teacher organizing, and ended up in New Orleans. Music, great food, some touring around. French Quarter, the casino, looking at Katrina’s and Bush’s destruction/indifference. And we rang doorbells, trying to sign people up for UTNO (United Teachers of New Orleans). And we worked at a community event for parents and students. And we helped out setting up and cleaning up in schools that were still being moved and rearranged and reorganized.

So I decided to volunteer again, but the place? The AFT told me that, given my limited dates, it was New Mexico or Texas, but that they needed folks for Texas. It will be Lufkin or Longwood, in the eastern part of the state. New Teacher Orientation, from what I understand.

Hotter than New Orleans. And fewer pleasant distractions. But I’m looking forward to doing some good work. Doing good for teachers. And being too far away to worry about New York for a few a days.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    August 6, 2009 pm31 12:57 pm 12:57 pm

    I was hoping you were coming to the HIll Country for a visit! It’s just as hot as east Texas, but with lots of scenery and things to do!

  2. August 6, 2009 pm31 12:59 pm 12:59 pm

    I was hoping you were coming to the Hill Country of Texas for a visit! Just as hot as east Texas, but there is a lot to see and do here.

  3. kibrolv permalink
    August 6, 2009 pm31 6:02 pm 6:02 pm

    that’s this con right here, right?
    http://amtnyssmi2009.blogspot.com/
    where f(t) kate’s also at?
    way cool. sure sounds fun to *me*…

    and obviously good on ya
    for the volunteer org’ing.

  4. August 7, 2009 am31 2:32 am 2:32 am

    @H: My only choice was between New Mexico and Texas. “Where do you really need me?” “East Texas”

    And, yeah, that conference.

  5. September 8, 2009 am30 12:02 am 12:02 am

    Hey, you have a great blog here! I’m definitely going to bookmark you! Thank you for your info.And this is **Pattaya** site/blog. It pretty much covers Pattaya Travel related stuff.

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