books

Soul

One of the primary reasons I enjoy history is because it helps me to gain perspective. As bad as things may seem now, there is always the distinct possibility that someone, somewhere has been through this (or worse) before. Yet… Read More ›

Sapiens

Another book recommendation that showed up on my Kindle recently was Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. I’d seen the book at the store and on the Internet, but I had no idea what it was about except that it said… Read More ›

Martian

Late last year, The Martian showed up in the “Recommended Reading” section of my Kindle app. I read the description and eventually decided I would probably like the book. I had a faint recollection that a movie was made based… Read More ›

Fiction

After finishing the entire Harry Potter series this summer, I began reading more fiction than normal…normal for me, that is. I will pick up a novel on occasion, but primarily, I stick to nonfiction, mainly history or economics. Yes, I… Read More ›

Harry

It’s not uncommon for me to spend summers catching up on reading the backlog of magazines I subscribe to or reading various books that I don’t have time to read during the school year. This summer has fairly typical in… Read More ›

Breathing

Today, I started the fifth week of school. I managed to survive the first four weeks, and I finally feel like I’m mostly caught up…for now. As any teacher can tell you, there is always work to do, even over… Read More ›

Half

Teaching AP US History requires me to deal with unpleasant topics from time to time. Slavery is one of those topics and it basically is an undercurrent of most of the content during the first semester of the course. Typically… Read More ›