Each month, write a new collection.
Trigonometrygeometry teacherskipped thechapter on trigand I’m sure mostof the studentsdidn’t need itwhen you make a trussyou need to know thelength of the long legwhat’s the hypotenuse?thank you Pythagorasfor doing the matha² plus b² equals c²3² plus 4² equals 5²12 plus 16 equals 25sine cosine tangentI fell right indidn’t need the chapterbut aftertwenty five yearsI’m a bit rusty
That's great. I don't know the math, but I like the music in it!
KarateSuch a strange sport. I enrolled because I had to get PE credit, but the possibility of defending myself against a foe was an awesome bonus too. After nine years, I have memorized twenty one forms (with several more in the future); strengthened my legs to be fast or stable depending on the situation; and, my pointer and middle finger are the only red knuckles after minutes of punching bags. I’ve learned how to instruct kids (and have out kiaied most of them) and fervently congratulate them as the colors of their belts change. These are all things I expected to learn.What surprised me is how my demeanor has changed. “That’s a stupid idea!” and “I won’t do it!” have morphed into “Yes, teacher, I will do that!"; “You’re just a beginner, you don’t know anything!” has become, “Please teach me!” Respect is not hinged on actions of others, but blossoms out of viewing and treating one another with respect.
This is great. It looks like karate teaches physical as well as mental discipline, also maturity.
GREAT TO SEE YOU MELINDA!!! Also, I like your poem here. I will turn you into a poet!
I did not think I’d have to learn so much about Health Insurance. A contract with an insurer whoPays certain future health cost For a fee, The premiumThough you still pay a part, The deductible.I learned thatAn insurer estimatesWhat fee to charge youBased on what resourcesThey think you’ll useWhat diagnosis, race, age, income, Risk pool, you’re in.Low risk pool, low feeHigh risk pool High $500-$900/month fee.Not lucky.Most seem to get Health insurance At the jobAnd feel lucky becauseJobs have better ratesThan if you paidFrom your pocket.But the boss just pays The insurance companySome of your salaryWhile you take home less.And when premiums go upYour salary does not.Some get health insuranceFrom Government Like Medicare >65, Medicaid, Vets.They are not afraid To go to doctorsOr hospitals. They don’t wait for careBecause for themPublic taxesPay the fee. That’s lucky.I did not think I'd have to learn so much About Obamacare, the ACAThe health insurance now requiredWhich seems to be more business And subsidy toInsurance execs And their shareholders.But no pre-existing conditionsNo people tied to jobs No ER substitutionFor routine care.Monthly fee maybe low Deductible likely high And subsidy qualifying Is questionable.In the maze you askWhat network, what copayWhat drugs are covered?Have I met The deductible?While under the ACAInsurance CEOs make $94 million/year Shareholder profitsMaybe 10.3 billionThat’s, reallyReally Lucky.
That's great! It's kind of a call to action!
I think that I'm an expertAt being CuriousCreativeAnd trying new things out.I never expected to learnHow to cook.I tried recipes,Experimenting And experienced a few disappointments But now I cook pretty darn well.So