The Trump Protest in Las Vegas

Taking On the Donald Almost a thousand of us braved the 110 degree heat yesterday to protest Trump’s visit to Las Vegas. He came to support our total tool of a Senator - Dean Heller - who is considered to have the most at-risk Senate seat. Other celebrated Republican candidates in attendance included Adam Laxalt … Continue reading The Trump Protest in Las Vegas

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

Candy Sandwiches

What is every preschooler’s food fantasy? My grandson’s was a candy sandwich. The Birth of the Concept We are blessed with the most adorable Irish twins - ages 4 and 5. They were born one year apart with January birthdays. A couple of months ago, while visiting them, my step-daughter Jenn asked what kind of … Continue reading Candy Sandwiches

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!