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August 2, 2019

Preface

If we’re honest with ourselves, there are countless reasons for a parent to be mad in every sense of the word.  Whether due to loss of sleep, hopes, dreams, or sex, to mind-numbing routines of feedings, rides to school, practices, or rehearsals, “madness” as an...

August 28, 2017

I wrote this little rant this morning on Facebook:


I'm losing faith in education. While I always believe the liberal arts is the only hope for saving society,I don't see how it helps anyone in this capitalist system succeed. Teachers are poorly compensated for the amou...

February 23, 2017

Part One

How did we get here?

Kids today are not allowed to do many of the things we Gen Xer’s did growing up.  My brother and I rode our bikes all over the neighborhood when we were 8-12.  By the time I was 12, I was riding all over Arcadia to friends’ houses.  This wou...

February 4, 2017

First, some context.  I spent over a week on this post, knowing it will rub some people the wrong way.  This is just the beginning of the discussion on education.

When our first kid started kindergarten in Pasadena, we were anxious.  Everyone in the SGV “knows” tha...

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You will find writing on all the things I like talking about.  Fishing, sports, music, sex, art, education, race, politics, and anything else I can think of.  It's important to note that I am not writing as an authority on these subjects.  I will take the feedback from my communities and consider a number of views.  In many cases, I will amend or even retract something.  Unlike so many awesome blogs, I am not competing with the day-day blogs that respond to current events.  I may, from time to time react to news, but mostly, I'm writing think pieces from my own, warped mind.