In Remembrance of a January Passing : ""Lives Well Lived: Aunt Dorothy Marseilles""

Sitting home alone thinking about two special people who passed away in January 2013. Both were incredible individuals who touched my life profoundly. They loved life and enjoyed it’s simple pleasures. I can’t help but smile when I think of them. This being the anniversary month of their passing I’m compelled to share what I …

In Remembrance of a January Passing : "Art Mason: A Friend for all Seasons"

Sitting home alone thinking about two special people who passed away in January 2013. Both were incredible individuals who touched my life profoundly. They loved life and enjoyed it’s simple pleasures. I can’t help but smile when I think of them. This being the anniversary month of their passing I’m compelled to share what I …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: Teaching the Noble Profession

Question? Why are there so many poor teachers out there? I’m not talking about cash poor teachers, we all know there are plenty of those, no, I’m talking about, lousy, second rate, inferior teachers who have no business being in the classroom. These hapless boneheads fall into  three categories: New teachers who simply don’t have …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: Why Johnny Still Can't Read

The charismatic man in the Armani suit stood at the podium and spoke about fixing the economy and creating jobs and ending war. And the people listened. He then spoke about improving the state of education and proclaimed “Education is the key to success!” And the crowd roared in agreement especially those present who were functionally …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: Life in the Box

Through the years we’ve learned that many things besides the traditional teaching of reading, writing and arithmetic go on in our children’s school’s. Things that should never take place there. Sometimes we learn of these things directly from our children or by way of the parent grapevine. Other times we learn the hard way by which …