Are You a Ghost?

July 23, 2017 Dear Families, In our ever changing world of social media, one needs a master's degree to navigate the countless updates. Recently, Maddy and I discovered a very 1984 update to Snapchat. While driving on Santa Fe to a baseball game in Castle Rock, Maddy received a text from one of her college … Continue reading Are You a Ghost?

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The Summer Slide…Why I Will NEVER, EVER Let my Kids Stop Learning

July 3, 2017 Dear Families, A word of caution. This post is not for the faint of heart. I might even suggest some will find my words offensive. Yet, as I mentioned early on last year, I will never shy away from challenging topics. When I was young, summer days basked in all the glory … Continue reading The Summer Slide…Why I Will NEVER, EVER Let my Kids Stop Learning

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Baseball

June 19, 2017 Dear Families, It's no secret our family eats, sleeps, and dreams baseball. My love of baseball extends beyond my love of watching Hunter play or looking through Maddy's most recent photos of the game. It reaches to the very core of life. I'm confident that each of us, at one point or … Continue reading Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Baseball

The Scarlett Letter, The Crucible, and Restorative Discipline

 May 25, 2017 Dear Families, I first read the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne my junior year of high school in my AP English class. I distinctly remember the feeling of outrage I had over The Scarlet Letter. I remember at one point marching into the kitchen, slamming the book on the counter, and passionately expressing … Continue reading The Scarlett Letter, The Crucible, and Restorative Discipline