What’s Happened To Normal?

I write these things because it’s my way of holding on. By my fingernails. To reality. Sometimes help isn’t just around the corner. … because sometimes there’s just too much crazy there. Southwest Airlines told a passenger that her pet fish, Cassie, wasn’t welcome to slosh around in her fishbowl during a flight from Denver … Continue reading What’s Happened To Normal?

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Watch Where You’re Steppin’

There's a new San Francisco treat … and it ain’t Rice-a-Roni. Tony Bennett might’ve left his heart in San Francisco … but others are leaving behind something very different … Last week “… 20 pounds of poop were dumped on a sidewalk … in a clear bag and remained there for hours.” To marinate in … Continue reading Watch Where You’re Steppin’

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Old Glory Still Survives

GUEST POST BY MIKE SACKETT God rest ye merry gentlemen America’s reborn A fervent hope, an answered prayer On starlit Christmas morn From sea to shining sea we stand By fields of yellow corn Oh tidings of comfort and joy Comfort and joy Oh tidings of comfort and joy God rest ye merry gentlemen Our … Continue reading God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Old Glory Still Survives

The President Who Wasn’t

The recent court ruling on ObamaCare jump-started a clever friend of mine … a Baltimoreon name Mike Sackett  … a silky-witty writer from The Old Line State of Maryland.  “With this stunning rebuke of Obama's dubiously-named Affordable Care Act, with his war on coal and opposition to the Keystone Pipeline crushed, with his Paris Climate … Continue reading The President Who Wasn’t

How To Ruin A College

"Here’s something you don’t see every day: A bunch of teachers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill have decided to protest ... by withholding students’ grades" Yup. They're mad. At a statue.  "Silent Sam" ... a long ago alumni-gift from Civil War veterans ... was set to be moved indoors ... out of sight of … Continue reading How To Ruin A College

And It Comes Down To These Two Idiots

America's security is in the hands of these two idiots. God help us! Neither can get over Trump's election ... they "hate him so much they want him to lose  ... they’d rather him lose than the country win." Thousands are pounding on our southern border ... demanding all sorts of comforts. And this pair … Continue reading And It Comes Down To These Two Idiots

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