Andrew Yang in Sonoma

Dear Andrew Yang,   Welcome to Sonoma! Sorry we couldn’t swing a visit to my math class at Creekside but the only time you had available was Tuesday morning when we are doing our “Publictransportationpalooza” to San Francisco (bus to ferry, ferry to BART, BART to mission murals, cable car [...]

By | May 10th, 2024|0 Comments


We were at the Vintage High Tennis Courts in Napa when the text came through. It was a Tuesday about 11:00 and my boys had just finished their matches in the Vine Valley doubles tournament.   “We are approved to install the sign as soon as you are free to [...]

By | April 26th, 2024|0 Comments

Superman aint coming

Last Monday was inspiring as a teacher, especially if you live to make the real-life connections I try to do in the classroom. Astronomy is not only a perfect science gateway but a cross-curricular bonanza.   In Art we made pinhole boxes, Biology was for studying the eye and why [...]

By | April 18th, 2024|0 Comments

A SIFF 2024 story

8:00 Friday morning and I’m feeling a little off. I bike to the community center before class to pick up my truck which I left last night after getting a ride to “Wicked Little Letters” at the Veterans Hall. This is how we roll during SIFF, park the cars in [...]

By | March 27th, 2024|0 Comments

The Cult of Biden

The Cult of Biden   Sure, it’s not as pronounced as the cult of that other guy but can we talk without bias for a minute. The country is not getting any cheaper, rent and gas prices are up, the move to sustainable energy is moving way too slowly, immigration [...]

By | March 17th, 2024|0 Comments

Gratitude for Val Robichaud

Thanks Val.   Val was one of the first recipients of “Gratitude Friday”. It was a way for me to thank community members who were unsung heros doing the work, helping make Sonoma the unique, amazing little town it is. Val was the force behind “The Communities Independent Voice” that [...]

By | February 23rd, 2024|0 Comments

Sports rules!

Sports   Are you languishing? Feeling depressed or in a rut? Not connecting with people in the way you once did? There’s an easy solution, cheap, fun, and transformative. If you are in high school, February 5th was the beginning of Spring sports: Baseball, softball, lacrosse, track, golf, swimming, volleyball [...]

By | February 20th, 2024|0 Comments

Homeostasis is back!

  To the driver of the red Honda who was opening her door this morning in front of the Monday Bakery on Napa Street, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you as I rode by but I wasn’t paying my normal amount of necessary-bike-riding-attention and I nearly ran into [...]

By | January 30th, 2024|0 Comments

Don’t let the dumb win

  It’s time to put a fork in 2023, learn from the bad, plan for the good, and welcome 2024 with open arms and an optimistic mind. Because, well, that’s all one can do especially when the world is facing two wars, lots of hate, dysfunctional systems (Government, Education, Politics) [...]

By | December 29th, 2023|0 Comments

Languishing to Armageddon

  Could be the after-Thanksgiving-pre-Christmas-post-COVID-languishing, could be the changing weather, could be the addictions (phones, pot, hate), and it could be that my students have finally hit the point where they truly don’t care. This is always a secret fear of mine, kinda like when we hit the point of [...]

By | December 6th, 2023|0 Comments