I Hope You Say “Yes”

Classroom Management1

After reconnecting with a former student yesterday, I began thinking back on my last years as a classroom teacher. I recall several other amazing students, and wonder what has become of them. I especially recall one guy, Andy, a sixth grader. All of the teachers who taught him (and I mean they all chimed in) said he … Continue reading

Memories from an Educator (Part 1)

Yesterday I unexpectedly reconnected (on Facebook) with a student, a working musician now for 20 years, from my last year as a music teacher over 25 years ago. He messaged me out of the blue: “Hello, were you a middle school chorus teacher in Georgia?” I replied: “Well, yes. But I’m thinking that was about 245 years ago now.”

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Roots Run Deep

I grew up in the South, no, in the Deeeeeep South. I was born and raised in the panhandle of Florida, or lower Alabama, as it is still often called. “My people” lived in the Deep South, literally for generations. Everyone, for generations back, spoke with a profoundly deep southern drawl. They knew nothing else.

I was to turn out … Continue reading

Never Tell Steve…

When we travel to a new city, we just walk, walk, walk. We walk everywhere. Such was the case when we arrived in Dublin, Ireland. Ah! I loved Ireland! Our walkabout took us unexpectedly to the campus of Trinity College which was established in 1592.

These are just two of the photos I shot while we were briefly on the … Continue reading

San Fransisco Apartment

I have finally returned to Atlanta after visiting our apartment in San Fransisco for almost 2 months. I’m astonished at the heat and humidity of Atlanta, even though I have previously experienced it for years and years. Somehow, after spending weeks in temperatures ranging from the low 50’s to the occasional very low 70’s with delightfully low humidity, the Atlanta … Continue reading

Farber Art Installation

I went out and shot several photos of the San Fransisco street cars, had them printed as C prints at Dickerman Prints1. They were mounted  (aluminum back with plexiglass front) by General Graphics.

I hate hanging things on the wall. I measure a dozen times and still end up with things not perfectly aligned. Plus, I didn’t want … Continue reading

Connecting the Dots

White FeatherMy grandfather had a wonderful, old, southern expression, “You could have knocked me over with a feather.” Richly descriptive, he used that twist of phrase to describe those moments when he was flabbergasted by the incredulous. I have to admit that, as I get to an age when I feel as though I should be able to say, “I’ve seen … Continue reading

Women for Both President and VP?

No Left TurnGo Right, Young Man

I have remained silent on politics for the entire, tedious nomination process. But now that we have our presumptive candidates, I want to weigh in on politics for just a bit: long enough to make my endorsement. After this, I will attempt to remain silent on the election. If you can’t indulge me my whim, you … Continue reading

Should He Apologize?

Senator David Perdue
Senator David Perdue

At the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference this week, Georgia Senator David Perdue, (R), said we need to pray for our President. He then stated that we need to specifically pray a certain way. Well, in his own words:

I think we’re called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even

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Apple: Making Some Serious Mis-steps [Updated]

Monopoly ManCorporations are about maximizing profit. I get that. For all of its brilliant “Think different” marketing, Apple is, in fact, no different.

Years ago I watched a documentary about the first MacIntosh. Several people who were on the team that put the original machine together were interviewed. One of the guys, I forget his name, spoke of how bottom line … Continue reading