What lives matter? “Black Lives Matter!” “All Lives Matter!” “Police Lives Matter!” While each of those, and probably many others, have been making the rounds it seems to me the answer to the question is clear – all lives matter – but there are some important points that should be considered. I have absolutely zero […]

I am sick and tired of people saying we shouldn’t politicize tragedies like Orlando or Sandy Hook or San Bernardino or Virginia Tech. To me, that is just code for continued inaction and ignorance toward the problems that our population faces. Not our LGBT population, not our Muslim population, not our Christian population, but our […]

First, if you got past the title and before I really go off the rails, I fully admit that I am doing something I frequently speak out against: I am stereotyping the Republican Party in general, and Evangelical Christians in particular, as universally holding these views. But, until their chosen leaders and de facto voice […]

Every time this happens, social media, news broadcasts, et al say “I’m praying for the those affected in __________”. I’m not praying. Granted I’m not religious – I waffle between agnosticism and atheistic and probably a bit more toward the latter – but no god would have anything to do with these tragedies that are […]

This is the time of year where I think a lot of us do some reflecting on where we are and how we got to this point in our lives. My story is a long one – I often tell my kids that if I went through all the bizarre twists and turns that brought […]

What makes a kid successful? Is it something that is ingrained in their DNA? Is it something that is nurtured during their formative years? Is it one specific event that wholly changed their path? I’m sure it is some combination of those and dozens of other things that happen along the web of life, but […]

We seem to have entered a time of a new normal: It is now normal to hear news of many people being shot by a gunman. Theaters, schools, gas stations, churches. Anywhere is fair game. It is now normal for the media to send a reporter to the scene to get the emotional reaction from […]

We just finished the second week of the 2015-2016 school year. Classes have started well, but I have an easy job as a high school teacher. (I wonder how often you hear that?) I teach three sections of Pre-Calculus and three sections of Pre-AP Pre-Calculus. Primarily have Juniors and Seniors with a few Sophomores sprinkled […]

“States have a rational basis for determining who gets married.” “The framers of the 14th Amendment did not intend it to mean a fundamental right to marriage.” “It goes against God’s law.” Probably sounds familiar. This is a small part of the backlash against the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, that will effectively […]

Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not looking to change anyone’s mind. As has been the case in the last few posts, this is my opinion. I have come to enjoy writing as a kind of therapy for getting things out of my convoluted brain. And since I started this blog awhile back, I have […]

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