And It Comes Down To These Two

As if the world isn't weird enough ... Now we have to deal with these two idiots ... jammin' sticks in the spokes of common sense ... thinkin' this is a very good moment to use your safety as a bargaining chip. No, it's not. It's idiocy. And get over Donald Trump. Schumer and Pelosi … Continue reading And It Comes Down To These Two

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Education’s Armageddon: Homeschooling

Homeschoolers ... you're next. The feds have captured the public schools ...  and now they wanna make sure you can never escape. Orwell yourself and come to terms with what awaits your children on the horizon of government controlled education. Huxley yourself into the world of tomorrow when they will be plugged into lifetime situations based … Continue reading Education’s Armageddon: Homeschooling

Good Shoes Take You Good Places

I wonder if you need shoes in Heaven. One of the most splendid teachers I never met is gone. Never once met her. Never heard her voice ... or studied her face. Can't tell you how tall she was ... or how she styled herself. But I will forever wonder what sort of shoes she wore. … Continue reading Good Shoes Take You Good Places

“I Would’ve Stayed Longer” ~ Guest Post

GUEST POST - A friend and a recently retired teacher Marla Phan shares her insights.   While I left education of my own volition, I want to share why I would have stayed. Keeping my mouth shut about what I saw happening around me, things that were detrimental to actual teaching and learning, were contributors to … Continue reading “I Would’ve Stayed Longer” ~ Guest Post

Game of Thrones

She couldn’t resist … because she’s miserable by nature. Hillary Clinton would not acknowledge Donald Trump at the Bush funeral. Snubbed him. Glared and stared straight ahead.   Perhaps it’s time to remind people of Hillary Clinton … and the despair we escaped. She slithered in and out of seedy circumstances …  webbing her power … Continue reading Game of Thrones

Reflections on the Passing of George H. W. Bush – Guest Post

Guest Post By Cindy Curcio  Reflections on the Passing of George H. W. Bush There is substantial chatter on the airwaves regarding the passing of our former President, George Herbert Walker Bush, as there should be. A former President of our country has been laid to rest after a long life of notable public service. … Continue reading Reflections on the Passing of George H. W. Bush – Guest Post

Up in Smoke

Paris is burning … and the Arc de Triomphe is all sooty. I should care, but I don’t. “A third weekend of nationwide protests … largely made up of working-class people angry about a planned increase in fuel taxes and their dwindling purchasing power …” I just can’t care about France … or Europe.  Not … Continue reading Up in Smoke

A Scuttle a’Coal – Guest Post

Guest Post from Mike Sackett  A Scuttle a’Coal Sophie, I done good tonight, the moon’s real full and the alley’s bright A scuttle a’ coal an’ I pinched some rye, it’s all fer you, I’ll start us a fire I see’s yer breath, it’s cold here inside, I got us a berth wit’ the morning … Continue reading A Scuttle a’Coal – Guest Post

First Grade Christmas Blues

Is this not the most perfect punctuation mark for this miserable moment of school failure? "School District Apologizes After Teacher Tells First Graders Santa Isn't Real" But they're not really sorry. Nope ... because Santa was in the way of that "grit 'n rigor" stuff.  So they called in Miss Grinch ... the Christmas Crud. She did … Continue reading First Grade Christmas Blues