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Here we go again

January 27th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

School's started around here again, and I've walked the six blocks from free parking both mornings in the subzero windchills. Admittedly I've bought a cup of discounted coffee after that, but it gets me going in the morning.

I have happy news about a book sale that netted me $84.09, so I'm well into next month's ebay totals. Hooray!

Everyone is talking about layoffs at the university, so I'm trying to be positive and upbeat. But so many of my students are jobless right now, I wonder how they're going to make it.

I arrange for students from last semester to sell their books to this semester's students to try to cut out the bookstore middleman. I hope that helps them.

4 Responses to “Here we go again”

  1. merch Says:

    It's all cyclical. Students graduating in 2001, 1991, and 1981 experienced much of the same. A lot of students decided to "hide out" in grad school.

    Just part of the tides, that's all.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    that was nice fo you to organise the book selling though, very kind. it is teachers that you who just do that tiny bit extra that I always remembered. Smile

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice profit on that book!

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That was a very good idea - having former students sell their text to new students. A great way to help your students, and show them that someone cares.

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