An Educator Speaks

Dr. Tim Tyson Tim Tyson spent his career as a public school educator. He was a teacher and a school administrator. Because of his success and international recognition, he then began consulting with educators and education policy makers the world over. You can learn more about his work at DrTimTyson.com. Last week The United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos,… Continue reading

A Member of the White Evangelical Community Speaks

Evangelical minister Rob Schenck I am quoting a June 16, 2020, PBS video from Amanpour & Company in its entirety in which the interviewer, Michel Martin, asked questions of Reverend Robert Schenck, a white evangelical Christian. Rather than offering commentary, I’m letting him speak for himself. The article is very lightly edited for clarity and readability. CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: A key… Continue reading

Pete For President

I’ve blogged before about Pete Buttigieg just after first discovering his interest in running for the Democratic Party’s candidate for US President. This past Sunday he officially declared his candidacy. Every time this young man opens his mouth, I am impressed. He’s not just articulate, exceptionally full of thought, deeply inquisitive, casting a view to the long term consequences of… Continue reading

Is Anybody Listening?

I saw a quotation yesterday, and the ideas expressed took me back to my days at uni, when I studied educational policy, and got me thinking. The quotation was: “Talent is universal. Opportunity is not.” I do believe that talent (skill, intelligence, memory capacity, imagination, etc.) in varied forms is universally distributed among humanity. But I believe it is distributed… Continue reading

And Now for Something Different, Something Positive…

One of the positive things I’ve noticed, even appreciated, about Trump being in the White House is that he has sparked a re-awakening about who we are and what we value as American people, as a nation. He has started us all talking again about our national identity. His corruption and unprecedented greed has ignited a passionate counter-response from the… Continue reading

Women’s March

How did we miss it? How did we not know it was going on? We were returning from a nice long walk along Ocean Beach which was packed because the Golden Gate National Recreation Area at Land’s End was closed because Comrade Trump is pitching one of his little border wall tantrums. The traffic ground to a complete stop when… Continue reading

Am I the Only One?

Am I the only person that remembers that when gay conversion “therapy” (read: torture) began to fall apart and many of those US “ministries” began to go out of business for lack of funds, they1 hopped on the planes and jetted right over to Russia2 ? Hmmm… Russia, of all places. Why Russia, I wonder? The next thing we hear… Continue reading