The irony about my job as a high school teacher is that, every now and then, I have to take a day off just to prepare for the upcoming week of work. Actual teaching, as it turns out, is only a small portion of teaching. Grading papers, writing relevant, engaging and intellectually stimulating lessons which will cater to various learning styles, grading papers, attending meetings, responding to e-mails, grading papers, typing recommendation letters, designing material where there is no textbook, entering grades, giving exam retakes, grading exam retakes -- everything keeps me away from drawing. But there is always a minute here or there, while shifting gears, to pull out a Moleskine or the iPad for a quick doodle-dee-doo. And eat some orange-infused prunes, which I love.