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The Next Great Adventure

It was a Monday night in early July.  The kids were in bed, and Alissa and I were talking.  The conversation rambled here and there.  We talked about our jobs a bit, and the kids, of course.  We were just … Continue reading

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Standing with Teachers

My dad retired when I was twelve, about 3 months before I finished 7th grade.  He and my mom both had full careers  working for the County of Los Angeles and represented by the Service Employees International Union.  It’s a … Continue reading

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My Day as a Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteer

D.O.G.S. stands for Dads of Great Students. Watch D.O.G.S. is a program of the National Center for Fathering and is run through our school’s PTA.  The goal of the program is to get fathers and father figures to spend one … Continue reading

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One Season Ends, Another Begins

First, for those of you here in WesternWashington, you need not fear.  I am not going to wax poetic about the coming of spring again.  I’ve learned my lesson.  When I do so, we get a cold snap and snow.  … Continue reading

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Confession and Conviction

There’s so much to write about right now.  I had a post planned for tonight, but it’s an important one and I want to take the time to say what I want to say correctly.  So I’m going to push … Continue reading

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Memory Lane

A number of my Facebook friends from my elementary and junior high school days have been posting this article about the highly gifted programs we attended.  The 1985 article is from the L.A. Times. I must say, it’s an interesting read.  … Continue reading

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