St. Nicholas Day Thoughts (not about st. nicholas but of parenting and such).

It’s the morning of our first real snow in Plumas County—though by midday it will be melting as it does in our new climate reality. Nothing holds forever. Nothing sticks. I am sitting in my former living room with my son who will go to work in a few hours and our remaining family cat, … More St. Nicholas Day Thoughts (not about st. nicholas but of parenting and such).

Election Poem # 1

Vote 4 Garcia She really knows her stuff She taught all your kids And she’s pretty tough— She’s the Bernie to Your Hillary She’s the Beto to your Cruz If you don’t vote for her, it’s you who’s gonna lose Cuz she ain’t no rubber stamp And she ain’t in no one’s camp Except the … More Election Poem # 1

Remembering the Why

 When you’ve taught at the same community college for 11 years you often wonder after your students graduate, did I make a difference? I mean it’s one thing to meet the student learning outcomes, but it’s quite another to instill the idea of life long learning and it’s also difficult but so necessary at the … More Remembering the Why