Dress Codes

Dress Codes

Trying to look on the bright side of life here... One of the nice things about teaching high school from a distance is that I can really focus on the content and how I am delivering it. While recording my lessons, if I mess up, I can stop and do it over. I also don't [...]

One Day

One Day

There's so much that I want to write, that I'm having a hard time writing anything at all. There is a new normal for so many people right now. I'm having to learn how to teach two Advanced Placement classes remotely while also trying to help my wife (who is remotely working as a school [...]

Beautiful Life

Beautiful Life

A quote often attributed to Abraham Lincoln seems fitting right about now. "Life is hard but so very beautiful."Attributed to Lincoln, but I have not been able to verify this. Still, it's a great quote. There is a lot of uncertainty right now about what will happen next. All of the schools in our areas [...]

This New House

This New House

I typically use the time during Spring Break to relax and get recharged for the final quarter of the school year. I guess I have done that to a certain extent so far this week, but we are also still using the break to get things situated in our (relatively) new house. Sunday was the [...]

Return to Sender

Return to Sender

As if getting hearing aids at 38, bifocals at 41, and having creaky knees wasn't enough, I got this in the mail yesterday. Really?!? I really don't want or need any help feeling older than I am, thank you very much. I also know that this probably wasn't actually for me. Many of those advertising [...]

Resolutions

Resolutions

One year when I was young (I don't remember how old...elementary age), I asked my mom what her New Year's resolution was. She said she didn't have one. This struck me as odd. I thought all grownups HAD to have resolutions. When I inquired further, she said something that has stuck with me since that [...]

Freedoms

Freedoms

As a teacher (and forever a student) of US History, one of my favorite presidents is Franklin Roosevelt. Whether or not one agrees with his policy actions, the thing that most impresses me when I read about Roosevelt is how in tune with the American people he was throughout his time in office. Sure he [...]