Tag Archives: education

The Times They Are A Changing, Again

There is an education going on in America, and the class is mixed. Slouching in the back row are smug political, media, and corporate leaders convinced they already know everything and are in complete control of their world. Too many … Continue reading

Posted in #POTUS, America, education, High school, politics, pop culture, teaching, teenagers, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sleepless Nights from School Daze

I woke up from a dream in which i was struggling to play Stanley Clarke’s “School Days” and stressing that I could not play that complicated baseline well. when my dream cleared, i realized I was really fretting about this … Continue reading

Posted in America, education, politics, pop culture, teaching, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Open Message to Graduates from a Parent

As we approach the solemn occasion of your high school graduation, it seems an appropriate time for parental confession. Here it is. We parents are liars, and have been lying to you for your whole lives. Please forgive us, but … Continue reading

Posted in America, education, husband, kids, love, marriage, parenting, sons, teaching, teenagers, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

After Eleven Years, Dad, What Can I Say?

Eleven years ago today, my father passed away. I’ve missed him every day since then. We didn’t always get along (hey, we’re Irish), but eventually that settled, especially after the kids were born. Once that happened, I called him just … Continue reading

Posted in America, comics, digital publishing, ebook publishing, education, fiction, film, husband, independent publishing, kids, love, marriage, parenting, politics, pop culture, self-publishing, sons, sports, super-heroes, teaching, teenagers, wife | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Education Reform Shouldn’t Get The Bum’s Rush

When is Spring Break not a vacation? When teachers spend it stressed about the future of their profession, their careers, tenure, pension, health benefits, ability to pay their mortgages, send their kids to college, feed them. Yeah, it is that … Continue reading

Posted in America, education, kids, love, marriage, parenting, politics, pop culture, teaching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Class Warfare Should be a War on Ignorance

I would like to comment a bit on a fascinating book I read entitled Class Warfare by Stephen Brill. This nonfiction work chronicles the last few decades in American education battles, focusing on efforts to radically change how American students … Continue reading

Posted in America, education, kids, parenting, politics, pop culture, teaching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Rule of 36

There was a time in my life when my deeply held beliefs and my passions were misread as anger or being “cranky.” That time was yesterday. In my continuing efforts to communicate ever-more clearly with the rest of the world, … Continue reading

Posted in America, comics, digital publishing, ebook publishing, fiction, film, husband, independent publishing, kids, love, marriage, parenting, politics, pop culture, self-publishing, sons, sports, super-heroes, teaching, teenagers, Uncategorized, wife, writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment