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Blog Hijacked! Family Road Trip

It’s time to “drive” dad crazy! He’s up front driving the car on our first major family road trip during spring break and … [Read More...]

The “Q”: The Question of the Week

As a teacher, what are the nicest things your students to have said to you? About 15 years ago, I had a student who was very … [Read More...]

What Things can a Student do to Make a Teacher Feel Appreciated?

This Week's Question: Teachers, what things can a student do to make you feel appreciated? It’s not tough. Show up on time. … [Read More...]

The Dad Who Curses

I've been known to lay down a curse word or 7, usually bursting forth rapid-style, full of sound and fury, signifying my … [Read More...]

Why Do Teachers Like Times New Roman?

I’ve written a few answers for Quora. Here you go.  Why do my teachers expect essays to be typed in 12-point font in Times … [Read More...]

Dealing with the Death of the Family Pet

We first noticed something was wrong with our beloved cat around Christmas. Always feisty and rambunctious, he loved to eat … [Read More...]

Lessons from a 3-Legged Dog

Sometimes you find the most significant parenting lessons in the strangest places and at the most surprising … [Read More...]

Surviving Back Pain

Twenty years ago, it happened. I was in the middle of a performance of "Singin' in the Rain" as Gene Kelly-leading man, Don … [Read More...]

The Joys of Parenthood

Being a parent brings such joy into our lives. This week we experienced twin joys in our home and they are the types of … [Read More...]

3rd World Frame of Reference

Why would I bring my kids to work a week at corner of love in Nicaragua? I want to give them a third-world frame. In order to … [Read More...]