Distracted Drivers: On the Road Again

Driving the freeway system, toll roads, highways, byways and back roads of America can be quite exhilarating and adventurous but it can also prove to be tedious and at times extremely dangerous. Every day, for any number of reasons, tens of millions of drivers are out there taking their lives in their own hands and relying …

"The Hypocrisy of Government Spending"

Who woulda thunk it? A recent scientific study shows that yelling at your kids is as damaging as hitting them. That’s right, when it comes to disciplining children words and the belt  do the same damage to a child’s psyche. According to the study, verbal abuse such as berating, belittling and insulting your children simply …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: "Keep on Truckin' Through Life"

 Ain’t nothin’ holdin’ me back nothin’TBT I’ll keep right on, right on truckin’ Ain’t nothin’ holdin’ me back nothin’ I’ll keep right on, right on truckin’    Eddie Kendriks I remember back in the day walking into my 12th grade classes one morning and noticing that the teacher had put a new poster up on …

Can You Walk and Text at the Same Time?

Cell phones are a wonderful thing aren’t they? They provide us instant access to assistance in emergencies, if you have a signal that is. They also allow us to stay connected with family and friends, conduct business, access the internet, provide driving directions and traffic conditions, play games and acts as cameras and video recorders …

TBT: Recollections of a High School Conselor : Life is Beautiful

This morning a teacher approached me as I was walking to my office. She was smiling ear to ear. “Congratulations on your retirement” she said, “How exciting to be retiring. Are you nervous?” Not ten minutes later another employee came by my office and pretty much said the same thing. My answer to both was …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor "Don't Let Your Children Drink the Kool-Aid!" What a Crock!

We’ve all heard the story about the boy who cried wolf, well I just finished reading a book lent to me by my daughter and am reminded of not only the wolf boy, but also of a person who screams fire in a crowded theater or auditorium when only a match has been struck. The book …

"It Is What It Is or Is It?"

The American language is riddled with catch phrases and cliches, they’re everywhere. You hear them, read them and perhaps even use them yourself. Things like “Only time will tell,” “Old as the hills,” “Cat got your tongue?” and “The writings on the wall.” Then there’s my favorites, “What goes around comes around,” “We’re not laughing …