Teaching as an adjunct can be a lot of fun. It is also challenging. As I have encountered a number of situations, I realize such a blog can be helpful, both to me and to others.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Summer Class

It looks like I may well be teaching a Public Speaking course over the summer. I am looking forward to the opportunity to teach this summer, and to make some extra cash this summer. This is a far cry from the days when I looked forward to taking a summer vacation with the family. As a child I had many opportunities to travel with my parents, brother and sister. I hope one day to be able to do that with my wife and son (and maybe dog).

I remember one summer, as a youngster, heading down to Florida and going to Disney World. It was the first time I was there. It was exciting to go on the different rides. This was back in the day when getting Disney World Ticketswas very different. The rides actually had different letters and you paid for a certain number of “A” tickets and “B” tickets, etc. I believe it went up to “E” tickets and those were used for such rides as “It’s a Small World After All” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”.

I remember the family deciding that we would all go on “It’s a Small World After All,” and I was not so thrilled; I was not looking forward to seeing dolls. I remember being on that ride, however, and really enjoying it. I think I enjoyed all of the “E” rides, including “Pirates” and “Huck Finn’s Adventure,” which was really creative. (It’s amazing how much of this trip I remember despite being over 35 years ago).

I did have the opportunity to go back years later. My most recent trip was about ten years ago, shortly after I got married. It was amazing to me how they had changed the park. They keep adding all of the different attractions to go with the park, including Wild Kingdome. These were all fun but somehow, it was the first trip to Orlando that was most enjoyable and memorable.

So, if you are looking for something to do this summer, your first option should be talking a class with me, so I can make sure I have the necessary enrollment. If you are unable to do that, then you should consider heading to Disney and enjoying a vacation. And, don’t forget, orlandofuntickets.com has the best deals to get you into all of the Disney Parks in Orlando, FL. Use the time to relax and come back refreshed so when the new semester starts, you can focus and do well.