“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

I’ve hit the point between where summer break (one of the best parts about being a teacher) meets “oh crap, I need to find another job.”

We’ve done all of our scheduled traveling. We’ve moved back to Central Texas. Now it’s Crunch Time.

Speaking of working and traveling and my in-laws:

My father-in-law, Louis is a pretty interesting man. At a month shy of 75 years old, he is still, by choice, working 10-hour days in another state. It’s pretty impressive and just one of the many interesting things about him.

Not long ago, Louis lent me Lee Iacocca’s autobiography to read. As these things tend to go sometimes, I have only gotten through the first few pages, however I am really intrigued by both the recommendation itself and by the opportunity to get out of my literary comfort zone so when the books are un-boxed, I intend to re-tackle it.

For now, however, I have several other positive somethings that I am plowing my (very little) anger and energy into and I’d like to share them with you now.

As you may or may not already know, I am also on Instagram (@thatmanglass). Instagram gives me the opportunity to put my visual aids in one place and share them with like-minded individuals.

[One of my crowning moments was when Chippewa boots commented on the picture below and asked to use it in their social media.]

@chippewaboots . Outside with my gals, oiling up my #chippewaboots

A post shared by David Glass (@thatmanglass) on

Also, I’ve got some YouTube videos that I’m calling Carport Covers where I do some acoustic versions of songs in the carport of our apartment in Fort Worth.  You can click here to go to my channel and subscribe or search “David Glass and the Half-Empties.”

I have some other projects that I’m trying to get going as well. I like to make and build things so I have an Etsy (with nothing on it as of yet). Everything else is kind of vaporous right now so I’ll wait to share.

I encourage you to stay busy as well. I don’t want to overdo it at work or neglect your mental or physical health. I want you to occupy your time with and focus your energy into positive things. It feels good to get things done and to own the work that you do.


D. Glass


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