I am fond of words, especially words with more than one meaning. Wordplay is fun too. Double entendres are great; I am a fan of Austin Powers because of this reason. For the last few months, I have been thinking of the word “intimacy” and writing a blog about the word. Now that I am… Continue reading Intimacy
As many of you know, I have a difficult time with organized religion. I find that it is “self-serving” and celebratory of those who have created more power for the false image and control for the shepherds; everyone else, the sheep, are fleeced and as their own wool pulled over their eyes, they don't see… Continue reading Honoring Parade
As a father, I push my daughter to fail. As a teacher, I encourage my students to fail. As a friend, I love seeing my friends fail. As a member of society, I am happy to see when a culture fails. Failure is frightening. Failure is taxing. Failure is difficult. Failure is important. “There is… Continue reading Persistence
In March of 2018 I completed writing a book. I began this book, my first, about 17 years before I finished it. Like with most young authors, my mind was wandering, I was distracted and I was not nearly experienced enough to write the book that I ended writing. Among my many faults, I don’t… Continue reading Forgotten, but remembered
There have been two specific times where I have had a hard time falling asleep. One was while I was teaching six grade English. The other, right now; teaching high school special education. The first, I was ecstatic about the work I was doing. I could see the progress the students were making and… Continue reading Up in the dark
Let’s have a conversation about what is truly draining the values from the youth through the process of education.
Clearly, my honeymoon left me with a few memories. My wife has been on these types of vacations many times in the past. I had not. I do not vacation well. I have a difficult time doing nothing. Sitting on a beach or by a pool does little to interest me. Having experience with this… Continue reading Speaker of communication