Making Marriage Matter

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Have you ever noticed how fickle we’ve become in our relationships? Whatever the reason may be, we’ve become desensitized to meaningful, lasting relationships. When you consider the disposable nature of everything in our lives these days (oh it broke? No … Continue reading

2015- My Year of Living Like Ben!

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When I was a teacher, I tried everything to engage my often less-than-enthused middle school students in the art of studying the past. But if I’m going to be honest, teaching history was a thorn. One particular stroke of genius, … Continue reading

Stop Telling Your Kids to Be Nice!

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Lately, I find myself wishing my kids would be more “nice”. Maybe it’s the holiday stress, maybe it’s the family personalities doing what they do best-butt heads. Or maybe it’s teenage immaturity and selfishness getting the better of me. But, … Continue reading

Do Not Substitute Anarchy for Rule of Law

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When I began this blog, I firmly believed that I would not succumb to making political commentaries on the media frenzy of the day. I’d stick to sound (and almost always spot on) advice on raising thy children. What I’ve … Continue reading

How NOT to Kill Yourself and Your Kids

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I recently looked over my blog posts, and it dawned on me how I must appear to the reader. If I didn’t know me any better, other than what I read on my blog, I’d certainly think I was a … Continue reading

The Lost Knowledge of Citizenship

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Today- the day after yet another election- and the day I sit drinking coffee with a hint of vinegar from a descaling event that didn’t go as planned- I ponder last night’s historic events with wonder and amazement that, yet again, … Continue reading

“Breaking Bad” Isn’t What’s Bad

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It’s been awhile since my last post. I’ve been busy in my non-virtual world, so my virtual world hasn’t had much of my attention. I still don’t have time, but I thought I’d at least comment on something relevant and … Continue reading

My 2 Cents on Texas Textbooks and Related Nonsense

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Now that I am “retired” from teaching, I think it proper to do what retired teachers do- complain about education. And it’s fitting that what irks me most about public school at the moment just happens to also be at … Continue reading