The other evening two good friends shared with me something that was at first funny but quickly began to actually frighten me. Our discussion that followed, rooted in what we had watched, has stayed with me–almost haunting me. As a teacher I have many responsibilities but perhaps the most important one of all is accountability. […]Read More All Hype And No Substance….
There was a man who once said, “I love watching lots of people doing great things.” This man was correct as there is perhaps nothing more rewarding than a group of individuals working together toward a common goal. In this case we are talking about over 400 people (330 in the UDMB and another 70+ volunteers–parents, […]Read More It’s About Everyone Else
For the first time in my career–perhaps life–I find myself enjoying a moment of peace and restfulness. I’m sitting on my deck at home, sipping a new coffee from my favorite coffee roaster in New Jersey (Moon Doggie Coffee Roasters – try them!) called “Ground Zero – Fat Man French Roast.” It’s 64 degrees outside, […]Read More 20 Years At The Helm – Whoddah Thunk It!
Band Day 2013: 64 degrees in the morning. Clear blue skies. Cover up with sunscreen and let rehearsal begin. 12 noon: 13 high school and middle schools being to arrive. Multiple water breaks given to the UDMB to keep them as fresh as possible–for it will be a 12 hour day for the Fightin’ Blue Hens. […]Read More Lessons In The Rain
A crisp September Saturday morning is at hand. Coffee is steaming in a mug. The pup and kitties are scattered around the house searching for an early morning sunspot in order to warm themselves while they snore away the rest of the morning. And me…..? I’m sitting in front of a computer screen drinking said […]Read More Pursuit Of Excellence
…thank you. It has been MONTHS since I took the time to post here and I’m not all that sure why. There were many times I had this particular post running around in my cluttered mind but simply didn’t make the time. Hmmm…that is unacceptable for me. I will attempt to be better at my […]Read More To Those Who Helped Shape This Life