The Dumbing Down of America

Despite the extraordinary progress made by mankind this last century, the scientific and technological breakthroughs, the medical advancements, and the never-ending string of inventions that have made our lives so much easier, the fact remains that a disproportionate number of our population are a bunch of  dimwitted, feeble minded, idiots! I know that sounds pretty …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: Television Wasteland

There’s a destructive force at work in our society today, slowly undermining the very foundation of the American family. Like some deadly cancer, this menace has spread across the land, finding it’s way into 99% of American homes, where it subdues the minds of all who fall victim to her alluring charms. The number of …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: "An Unexamined Life is not Worth Living" 1/13

Are you the person you always wanted to be, always thought you would be? The man, woman, husband, father, wife, or mother you dreamed you would be? Are you doing what you thought you’d be doing, what you always wanted to be doing by this point in your life? Do you love your life, or …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: "You Can Lead a Horse to Water, But You Can't Make Him Drink" 9/2012

Last Friday Governor Brown signed 4 school discipline related bills aimed at reducing the number of suspensions issued by California schools. Seems it needed to be done especially since more suspensions than diplomas are awarded each year. More than 700,000 suspensions are handed out each year affecting upwards of 420,000 students and amassing nearly 3 …

"Boxing B S! Fight of the Century is All About the Buck$"

For boxing enthusiasts everywhere the February 20th announcement of the long awaited super fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr was like a dream come true. For six long years fans have been waiting for a Pacquiao – Mayweather bout. They came very close to securing a fight deal last year but negotiations on the part …