On My Elders and Mentors
I’ve reached the unfortunate age where some of my childhood mentors and elders are starting to pass away.
This is life. I find these moments to inspire a bit of quiet introspection. It’s good to grab and hold onto gratitude.
This 2020 election, I worked the polls. Here are some fun observations.
The Incredible Fortitude of Basement Music Teachers
This pandemic has really shined a light on how many music teachers are creative rockstars.
This Year’s Teacher Toolkit
My family loves toolkits. Toolkits for emotions, toolkits for sports, toolkits for marriage, toolkits for friendships, literal toolkits for plumbing. When one of us pulls through some crisis moment, we’re all inclined to ask, “that was awesome; what tool did you use?” Toolkits are the practical answer to moving through life prepared. The environment can […]
Observations on the Home Schoolhouse
Our family homestead, blessed as we are with a roomy house, is, officially, now a schoolhouse.
The Last Lake Swim
It was a red flag morning, and the waves were quite spectacular, but Lake Michigan wasn’t so cold as to be bracing. I waded up to my shins (any further and the undertow became frightening) and did a quick dunk. The final lake swim of 2020