From One Public School Principal to Another

Serving a community through public education is a difficult and demanding task. Public school teachers get blamed for everything. Little of what they are blamed for is actually within their sphere of influence, let alone control. But, arguably, the hardest job in the school has to be that of the public school principal. I know. I was a public school… Continue reading

An Extended Visit with My Mother

I spent the week of December 8th visiting with my mother in Pensacola and was there almost the entire week. We had a really good time together. We rented a smaller SUV thinking she would be able to better get in and out of it. The SUV worked perfectly. She didn’t have to lift up or squat down to get… Continue reading

Ahh! That Gorgeous Beach!

When I was a child, Panama City Beach was a really fun tourist trap. Not much public beach was left in the tourist area. Destin, however, was nothing but public beaches with the rare, tiny house or two in one small area. Miles and miles of unspoiled, public beaches, as far as you could see. Gorgeous! I remember those days… Continue reading

OK, So I’m Just Being Evil…

Story One I indicated on Twitter yesterday that I’m in Pensacola, Florida, for a few days. I’m visiting my mother. Today I noticed the flag at my hotel is at half mast. I asked the front desk why. He told me about the President’s national honoring of Neil Armstrong, a truly great American. I replied, as if dead serious: Oh,… Continue reading

Now Over 1,000,000!

Well, yesterday I went over 1,000,000 miles on Delta alone. I travel way too much! Most recently, I spent a week at Pensacola Beach visiting mother and looking at property. I noticed crews working on the beach, and then it hit me:   They are cleaning up buried oil from the Gulf oil spill. I was saddened to hear from a… Continue reading

P’cola or Bust

We just returned from a very short visit to my hometown of Pensacola.  My FC, favorite cousin, Susan, came down for the visit as well.  We had a wonderful time filled with laughter, good seafood, and great political talk (the FC and I are on the same side of the political coin).  I don’t know, it seems the dispersants used… Continue reading

Orange Beach, AL

Near my hometown of Pensacola, this photo of Orange Beach, Alabama:  what once was crytstal clear, slightly blue/green water — so clear you can see your toes on the white sandy bottom. Now, ruined — probably forever. (Click to enlarge.) Drill baby, drill! Source:  The Guardian… Continue reading

Bugs on the Blog

On the night I arrived back in Atlanta after vacationing in Pensacola last week I heard the loudest bug sounds I have heard since living on the Chattahoochee River. I took my iPod outside and recorded them as this voice memo podcast. Since the recording is mono and of limited fidelity, it doesn’t begin to give you a sense of… Continue reading