Friday, October 18, 2013

Dead Water
By Mary Hunter Austin

At midnight drink no water,
For I have heard said
That at the stroke of midnight
All water goes dead.

You may drink the moment after,
Or the moment just before,
But it's better to be cautious
And wait a moment more

Till the clock is finished striking
And tomorrow is today-
Or you'll drink dead water
And wither quite away
Hi Mr. Wright. I was in your class back in 2012. How are you? Are you enjoying your retirement?


I'm fine. Thanks.
Am I enjoying my retirement?
Well, I enjoyed teaching and I miss it. That's for sure. Too bad I got too old, but that's what people do. As for retirement, I haven't yet stumbled on a good way to make use of it. I sleep in, wear sweat pants, putter around, drink coffee, talk to my chickens, feed my dog, read, wait for the mailman, look out the window. I was going to run for mayor of San Jose but they wanted a filing fee so I passed on that. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

From Ivy

Hi Mr. Wright!

It's nearly 3 AM but I can't sleep and it's summer anyway so I thought I'd write you. On your website. 

I can't believe it has already been 3 years since I first had you for language arts in 7th grade. I almost wasn't in your class, I was supposed to have Ms. Aggarwal for LA. But my schedule had two science classes and I got to pick one which resulted in my LA and History spots being switched and your class being the only available LA class I could be put into. That was a hectic day for me.

Anyway, I'm going to be a sophomore. Wow. 10th grade already. 
Freshman year was crazy, I hated English 1A and ended up having to see the therapist on campus and only went twice and a lot of other crazy things happened in between. I'm not excited for English 2A and regret picking that class. 

So, how are you? I miss having you as a teacher. I still remember those scary stories you told us on Halloween, and they still scare me today. I believed them until the end of eighth grade year. Remember how I was always so easily scared? And how sensitive I was? I'm not like that anymore. 

Okay, so, that was my mini letter/update to you! I'll talk about what we learned in English 1A and what books we read at some other point. 

Hope you're having a wonderful summer!

Ivy Tran


I'm glad to hear things are going well.

But you're no longer sensitive? 

That's a good thing?

Friday, March 29, 2013

Hi Mr. Wright. Are you still alive?
That’s a yes or no question in which the answer no can’t be given.
Be that as it may, the answer is yes.
North Korea hasn’t bombed us yet and every time a poisonous snake knocks on the door, I pretend I’m not home.
And though a lot of people die in their 60’s of old age, that hasn’t happened to me yet. 
Thanks for asking.
Who are you?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Broomella and Mr. Stick--together again

Broomella and Mr. Stick--together again

Stabbing a student with a fake knife

I wonder if you remember me. I miss your weirdness and Mr. Palla's fake knife that scared me me when you tried to stab a student and I thought it was real, haha. I hope things are well with you, high school is very fun! I hope to see you in the future! You should have signed my yearbook instead of shut the door in your last year, hahaha, its ok.

Tell Mr. Stick and his wife I said hi!

 Sincerely, your old 7th grade drama student, who almost played Hermia!"


You wanted me to sign your yearbook? Really? I thought you were a ninja..... The fake knife scared you? That's great!

Friday, February 1, 2013


"I moved to Dallas. Surprisingly, most of the kids here used to live to California but moved to Texas a few years back. So, no I'm not going to talk with an accent anytime soon, but like you said they use ""y'all"" instead of ""you all"".  Also, if I ever visit the Alamo, I'll be sure to see the basement. Take Care! :)
~ Fionne Tran"

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"Hi Mr. Wright! How are you? Did you know I moved to Texas?...  The teachers here aren't as fun as you were. I miss you!

~ Fionne Tran"


Fionne, you moved to Texas? What part of Texas? I bet it's a lot different there. Are you going to start talking with Texan accent? If you visit the Alamo, be sure to see the basement. I miss you too. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

"Mr. Wright whatever happened to The Chained Man?



I'd tell you, but The Chained Man has my signature on a nondisclosure statement. So, how did he get that? Brute force, of course.