Author Archives: James Hamric

Open letter to Texas voters

Dear Texas Voters, As the 2018 midterm elections draws closer, we have many choices to make at the voting box. Local offices matter. State offices matter. But nowhere is the choice more stark than for the Senate seat being contested by Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz. I am not undecided. I am voting for Beto. […]

I can no longer abide

I can no longer abide supporters of Donald Trump. I may be accused of being part of the problem, or contributing to our fractured political discourse, but I have to follow my beliefs and my sense of morality. If you defend Trump’s constant stream of blatant lies by first bringing up Bill’s blow job, or […]

Separation Anxiety

Think back to when you were young. If you stayed overnight at a friend’s house, were you supposed to check in at some point? If either of your parents did some traveling for work, how often did mom/dad call while they were out of town? The first long distance school trip you took…were you supposed […]

Lies and Hypocrisy

I have two simple questions: First, why do Trump supporters not care about his frequent, and blatant, lies? Many of the things he says, whether at campaign style rallies, via Twitter, through his Press Secretary Sarah Sanders or through his other spokespeople, are not only false, but are easily shown to be after spending 60 […]

Past, Present and Future (?) of the NRA

“I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons. I seldom carry one. I have when I felt it was desirable to do so for my own protection. I know that applies in most of the instances where guns are used effectively in self-defense or in places of business and in the home. […]

Four Parts of Parkland

Part I: Evolution Seventeen more lives have been taken, this time by Nikolas Cruz at a high school in Parkland, Florida. I am not sad about this. But that, in itself, makes me sad. I’m actually sad about not being sad. Have I been desensitized by the history of these things – Columbine, Virginia Tech, […]

Our Very Own Shithole

First, a heartfelt plea: If you have been disgruntled at government for a long time and have not voted or been involved in the political process, I urge you to educate yourself, get registered, and vote. We all deserve a government that actually works, and I am convinced that if we had 80-90% voter turnout, […]

Ownership

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President, I rolled my eyes and said ‘here we go again’. As other Republican candidates started dropping out, I was still confident that cooler heads would prevail as the primary season went forward. I was glad when Lindsey Graham called Trump a ‘kook’ and ‘unfit’, thinking that might […]

Thoughts and Prayers

Here we go again.  26 people have been killed at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas today and people all over are offering their thoughts and prayers. I wonder… How the thoughts and prayers directed toward the 32 victims at Virginia Tech in 2007 affected the 27 killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012? How […]

How Would You Know?

How would you know if your coworker was a Muslim or an atheist or a Christian? How would you know if a woman that is part of your weekly happy hour group had had an abortion in her 20s? How would you know that the guy leaving the men’s room as you enter was actually […]

Dad Gone Wild

My thoughts on public education and the world we live in.

Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates

Educators from the US and beyond: please share your teaching stories with Mr. Bill Gates. How have the policies of the Gates Foundation influenced your classroom, your students, your teaching, your schools, and your communities?

Crazy Normal - the Classroom Exposé

An insider's look at education, teaching, parenting and coming of age.

David R. Taylor-Thoughts on Education

My Thoughts About Public Education

Cloaking Inequity

A blog focused on education and social justice

The Mafia of Good Intentions

Addressing the Root Causes of America's Underperforming Pubic Schools

Dog in Balance

the DOG blog that can help YOU

The Mind of Hammy

Thoughts and opinions on just about anything

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The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.