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the big fight

train

Since the car seems to be permanently fucked, I’ve been taking the train to work just about every day. I really like taking it in the morning. I get to chill out, listen to some jams and just collect my thoughts for a little while without worrying about all the traffic, getting pulled over, crashing, and all the other shit that comes with flying to work at 95 MPH on I-95.

The day officially begins once I hit Suburban Station. As soon as I step off that train my day transforms into a hilarious metaphorical UFC fight in my mind. I walk confidently through the tunnel under the arena (up the escalator in Suburban Station) with my entrance music pumping through the PA (my iPhone). I’m finally revealed to the eager crowd (average folks on the street) as I make my trek through the aisle toward the ring (from 18th & JFK to 20th & Chestnut). The crowd explodes as I finally step into the octagon (kids nod or say “sup Mr. Rose” as I walk into school). Win or lose, the day is going to be tough for sure. They all are. Man, I just wish I could have Bruce Buffer announce my arrival. Ha… that would rule.

“AND IN THE RED CORNER… FIGHTING OUT OF THE BULLSHIT SUBURBS, AND WEIGHING IN AT WAY TOO MANY POUNDS, FATHER OF THE CUTEST BABY EVAAAARRR… JOSEPH “MR.” ROOOOOOOOOOSSE!”

Whatever.

Apparently, I rule.

Within my school, there is an alternative program (kind of a school within the school), called the Peace Project. There are two kids assigned to an internship that was scheduled to take them to a place called Arts in Motion (I think). It’s a few blocks away, and they were to be involved in someContinue Reading

I kinda got fired.

I had a meeting with my boss at the Charter School today. I assumed we were going to talk about the upcoming school year, and the new format of the elective. Hell I was planning on asking for a raise. Well I got fired. I was told that some dude who “worked for Jay-Z andContinue Reading

The Art of Communication

I had work today, and as I got down the stairs I saw a small scrap of paper on the floor. A small scrap of paper on the floor of a high school is surely not something you’d think would stand out in any particular way, but for some reason I felt compelled to reachContinue Reading

I have a new job.

I actually got a job. In January I start teaching Music Production at The Freire Charter School in Philadelphia. “The Freire Charter School provides a college-preparatory learning experience with a focus on problem solving, freedom, critical thinking, and the collective values of non-violence, safety, community and teamwork. Situated in the heart of Philadelphia’s Center City,Continue Reading