Author Archive - doug alford

Animals are good for people.

October 9, 2012
OVERHEARD IN HOLDEN HALL: (While watching the season premiere of “Jersey Shore”) “Wow, as I’m watching this show I can actually feel myself getting smarter and smarter.” So many things have happened since last week…Read More

Where in the world is Gould Academy’s campus?

October 2, 2012
OVERHEARD IN SPANISH CLASS- Teacher: “What do you call a word that describes a verb?”Student: “A proverb!” Gould Academy has the largest boarding school campus in the world. There; I said it.  And I’m not…Read More

Why Gould Academy is also like summer vacation.

September 25, 2012
OVERHEARD IN THE FORKS, MAINE: “Don’t I look great in this rubber suit?  It’s ’cause it’s black.  Black is slimming.” Welcome back to school , Gould Academy!  Note: If you happen to be a Glog-lurker…Read More

Saying farewell to some special people

May 22, 2012
OVERHEARD AT THE 4-YEAR SENIOR RECEPTION: “Wouldn’t it be great if Seniors could, just one time, have their advisors take a test for them?”   Note: Unlike pretty much everything else I write, this post…Read More


May 1, 2012
OVERHEARD IN SPANISH CLASS: (teacher)- “The next sentence is a very romantic thing to say.” (student/glogger)- “What- ‘I have to buy the tires?’” It’s Tuesday, and I haven’t written my GLOG yet.  Hmm….. Okay, I’m…Read More

Gould Language Teachers’ World Tour!!!!

April 25, 2012
OVERHEARD ON EARTH DAY: “Does anyone else see the irony of the Pepsi/Aquafina truck showing up on campus on the day we watch a movie about reducing our plastic use?” Happy Earth Day everyone!  I…Read More

Dogs and Cats, together in the classroom.

April 4, 2012
OVERHEARD IN ASSEMBLY: This song is called “Nowhere Man”, but at Gould Academy everyone is a “Somewhere Person. (rimshot inserted)” I teach Spanish, which is a job that can be seen as many things:  I…Read More