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Election Thoughts

Back in November of 2016, I responded to another newspaper article that asked for community input.  I’m not necessarily part of “the community” anymore, but my parents are still there.  He included part of his response in his article. http://www.thealpenanews.com/opinion/editorials-and-columns/2016/12/final-thoughts-on-returning-to-greatness/

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Thinking About Home

I wrote a newspaper column about my hometown as seen from someone now living over seas.   It can be found here: http://www.thealpenanews.com/opinion/editorials-and-columns/2017/03/the-journey-of-a-native-son/

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PitchWars

After changing jobs in April, and unexpectedly again in June, I needed a little more excitement in my life and decided to join PitchWars, a novel-pitching contest.  I’ve been sitting on a novel for a few years, not really doing … Continue reading

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Guest Blog on Exit Teaching Blog

I wrote up an entry on the Exit Teaching blog to talk about my time as a teacher.

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Happy New Year 2016!

I’ve never really been one for New Year’s resolutions.  Instead, I try to do a more regular challenge to myself so that I don’t have to build up all of the things I want to do until January.    It … Continue reading

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Religion in Schools

America has long since got it wrong about religion in schools.   I am an atheist, but I completely disagree with what some atheist students did in this school.  It should be OK to talk about and discuss religion at … Continue reading

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Hiding the Windows Start Menu

I know quite a few people who work (or have worked) at Microsoft, and I think they are genuinely smart people, but these UI decisions present in Windows 8 are truly maddening when using a desktop: The start menu button hides … Continue reading

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Global Warming Can’t Be Bad?

I’ve heard people say that global warming is a good thing because bad things can’t possibly happen when things are just 1-2 degrees warmer on average.  Well, just wait until things like this more easily spread due to the warmer … Continue reading

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Technology in Education

All too often, I’ve seen schools spend millions on new computer systems without so much as a thought as to training for the staff or structuring how the use of such technology would work in practice. All too often, laptops, … Continue reading

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