Thursday, June 29, 2017


Everyone does Christmas differently. At our house, the kids go to bed Christmas Eve without a single present under the tree. Then, when they wake up at an ungodly hour, they come barreling down the stairs to see that Santa...
Have you ever heard of Sisyphus? He’s a poor sap from Greek mythology who was condemned to a life of rolling a boulder up a hill almost to the top, only to have it come rolling down again. The term...
I am not a teacher, I’m not married to a teacher, neither of my parents are teachers, and the closest ties I have to teachers are some extended family members and friends. So I don’t speak for them and...
Raise your hand if you still have a landline. It may seem like a silly question, but the number of people trading their home phone line to rely solely on their cell phone, is growing every day, it seems. As...
To Stephen McNeil: I’m pretty fed up, so let’s just get right to it. We all get that your script says for you to repeat the phrase “we continue to invest in classrooms.” We get it. Every single question someone asks...
I sit here still incredulous. Somehow, impossibly, contrary to every prediction I have made over the past 18 months, contrary to almost every poll and survey and projection available, Donald Trump became the newpresident-elect of the United States. I have no...
Here’s the good news: by the time you read this, the presidential election will be over. One can only hope we will have survived the endless cycle of attack ads with our dignity and sanity intact, despite there having...
Among the many things that infuriate me are voters who don’t vote. This election season, which has been dominated by nastiness and theatrics and void of transparency and cooperation in spots, I heard a great many people say they were...
During Hurricane Matthew, I didn’t spend hours glued to my television set or checking my phone for weather updates. When a hurricane gets too close, I don’t default to Defcon 1 mode, but instead exercise what I consider to...
If I had a quarter for every time I’ve been asked to write something about the recent happenings involving Richmond Municipal Council, I would be rich. Everyone seems to think I’m biding my time and sitting on an explosive opinion...
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