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Re: [teacherartexchange] telling our life story


From: Jim Corrigan (mistercorrigan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jul 09 2005 - 13:34:02 PDT

On 7/9/05, Randy Menninghaus <> wrote:
"Jim Corrigan in my humble opinion is a troll trying to scare people into
dropping the list."

Dear Sir,

I am deeply offended by your remark. I have done nothing to scare
anyone. I have simply expressed my concerns over these attacks on our
group as others have.

I could allege that you are a troll because you are trying to stir
conflict among members of the group with your paranoid name calling.
None of this helps the issue.

If you are any sort of professional or man you will apologize for your
slanderous comments.

Jim Corrigan

On 7/9/05, Randy Menninghaus <> wrote:
> Red
> Well, I think this is a stellar idea. First THANK YOU GETTY, second : Jim
> Corrigan in my humble opinion is a troll trying to scare people into
> dropping the list. We are public school art teachers for criky's sake. You
> think we haven't been scared before? We have survived Principals and
> school boards that don't understand art. We have sat and been told we could
> squeeze an 8th class in on Tuesday. We have been given teaching schedules
> that look more like penitentiary sentences. We have been told we are so
> creative that we can teach with out any money. I throw large Monty python
> cows in your general direction troll boy/girl.
> Back to my story. Growing up, my Mom ,always told my sister and I we should
> get teaching degrees. I believe looking back my Mom felt she didn't have
> the chance to go to high school, so that was her dream of being a teacher.
> My sister went to college started in Math, than ended with a Masters In
> Special Ed.
> I loved art in school, but our family moved to a tiny island when I was 15.
> The art program comprised a traditional artist once a week in a closet We
> painted Mat us bottles. There were two of us in the class. I went to
> college and decided I wanted to be a vet. (okay no laughing now, and if you
> are reading this troll, I hope I am BORING you) At the end of my second
> year at college, a man assigned to be my advisor, called me to his office
> and INFORMED me that I had chosen the wrong career, and that getting into
> vet school was harder than Med school, and get this ( It was the 70's
> now)I would get married and waste the degree anyway.
> Let us have a long pause here now. I hope that advisor, where ever he is
> has a big SQUIRM. Sadly, I took his advice. I switched majors & graduated
> with a BFA in art. I found a job in Victoria , Australia teaching forms 1
> and 2.
> I have had a successful art career. But at pauses in my life I have
> wondered how different being a vet would have been.
> Randy and it is still rainning.
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