It has been an interesting year, to say the least. Looking back, I have a lot to be thankful for. Sure, there were many unpleasant moments, but I’m not the sort to dwell on the negative… not anymore. These days, people’s memories are measured with the photos they take on their cell phone. I have … More Year in Review
I guess I’m one of those people who just don’t get it. I know who started the latest trend of protesting our national anthem. Colin Kaepernick chose to sit on the bench rather than stand at attention. Why? Well, it’s because he is “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for … More Choose to Stand
I used to have a different view on education than I do now. I started out in private school in California in my elementary years. It was a good school. My parents had a difficult time getting my teachers to understand my problems with eating sugary treats, but other than that, my experience was pretty … More I Protest to Your Protest
I think I’ve figured out one of the biggest reasons the world seems to be on fire. People have forgotten how to compromise. We live in an all or nothing world, and it’s killing us. We must all agree on everything or we can’t be friends. We have to belong to the same religion or … More All or Nothing
I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter lately about a modern revamp of the song Baby It’s Cold Outside written by Frank Loesser in 1944. The song was written for the movie Neptune’s Daughter which premiered in 1949. Many artists have covered the song over the decades since it debuted. I must confess, it ranks … More Baby It’s Cold Outside
I don’t like giving up. Quitters never win. Or do they? I seem to be doing a lot of quitting lately. Am I setting the right example for my son? In school, quitting is a bad thing. Dropping out of high school changes your life, and not for the better. It affects your ability to … More That Time I Accepted That I’m a Quitter
Okay, let’s take a time out for a second. This was the strangest election we’ve ever seen. After all, these are strange times. Now, I could give you a run-down of the facts and figures. I could put down a pretty good argument with my viewpoint for your pleasure or discomfort. Frankly, nobody cares what … More Grow Up, America!
I hope you researched your candidates. I hope you’re up to date on current events. I hope you looked at the big picture before a ballot was cast. Voting based on a single issue is so short sighted. I hope you payed attention in history classes. As Edmond Burke once said, “Know your history, or … More A Citizen’s Right
The school system is failing our kids in a lot of ways. I’ve seen it firsthand in our local district. After volunteering at the school, I can tell you that a lot of changes have helped our kids, however. Our school fed our kids breakfast at no cost to the parents thanks to Title I … More Broken System
In the last parent/teacher conference with my son’s teacher, I was absolutely flabbergasted at what I was being told. Even if eliminating the bullying in the classroom was possible, we had other issues that needed immediate attention. His teacher betrayed my son’s trust. She called him a liar and frustrated him to the point of doing something … More Form 504 – The Last Straw
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