Photo of author’s disheveled photo album taken by author (Joyce O’Day). Coronavirus social distancing is the ideal time to assemble our memories and reach out to our extended family! We have all said it at some point, “I wish I could have one last conversation with mom, or grandpa, or Auntie Anne.” And, as many times as … Continue reading It’s Time to Document Your Family’s History
Guns In the Classroom
After dedicating 18+ years of my life to teaching high school before retiring this year, I can say with authority that arming teachers with weapons is a very bad and dangerous idea. While some of my former colleagues may disagree, I assert that only more tragedy will occur on an armed-and-ready-to-shoot campus. Most people who … Continue reading Guns In the Classroom
The Challanges of Teaching Truth in the Age of Trump: If I Had Not Retired, I May Have Been Fired!
I remember when my daughter announced that Donald Trump had entered the race for the Republican nominee. I laughed, thinking it was a joke. How could a shady businessman and reality TV host earn the trust of the American public? It seemed absurd. I watched The Apprentice for the first few seasons - it was … Continue reading The Challanges of Teaching Truth in the Age of Trump: If I Had Not Retired, I May Have Been Fired!