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Day 90 History

I’m going to go a step further. Shocking right, like I’ve been holding back up to this point. But it’s time to wipe the chalkboard clean and make that new path forward we’ve been talking about for so long.   See, history, if you didn’t know this already, is made [...]

By | June 18th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 81 Empathy

  Friday at 1:00 I hit the Meet app button on my phone to end my final virtual office hours. I have already entered grades and independent study credits so I send a final email to my office manager and breathe a big sigh of relief. We graduated 16 at [...]

By | June 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 73 Hate

    Are you feeling scared and powerless? Like society’s grip on sanity is slowly slipping away with each peaceful protest that turns violent and destroys a community already nearly destroyed by the virus. It’s like we’re kicking ourselves when we’re down. I mean, have you watched the confrontations between [...]

By | May 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Day 70 Bolinasize

    I was having a solitaire drought, eight games in a row without a win. This was causing serious mental anguish, as winning solitaire has become my main source of dopamine in the last two months. Sure I have been exercising (not enough) and the kids are home and [...]

By | May 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 53: Dream big

Welcome Back Sonoma!   Somewhere in the not-too-distant future   Scene opens with long shot of a wine bus driving into the horseshoe area of the plaza.   Close up of driver (me) talking to clients as he pulls to a stop near the horseshoe fountain.   Driver to camera: [...]

By | May 11th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 48 Test now

    “I’m not gonna lie, that was kinda painful.” I’m trying to make a video for the Index Tribune website but I’m not a great selfie guy or pain guy for that matter.   I had been trying to get COVID tested for weeks, Kaiser only tests people who [...]

By | May 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 41: Play nice

  Are you committing Coronacrime? Of course you are. Did you travel more than 5 miles from home in the last 41 days-crime, go to the beach or park-crime, even ridden your bike on the bike path-crime. The good news: these aren’t really crimes, the bad news: looks like May [...]

By | April 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 35 Thanks Joe

April 23 2021   Dear Joe,   What a year! Couldn’t have done it without you and your message of unity. Thanks for providing the leadership exactly when we needed it. Because leadership is kinda hard to evaluate until the shit hits the fan and even though you started off [...]

By | April 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Day 29 Dream On

WHAT IT IS - TEACHING IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS By Creekside High Teacher Walt Williams It's Thursday the 16 of April and I’ve been looking forward to the boy’s tennis match with Napa all season. My lineup is set, the boys are looking strong this year and we have [...]

By | April 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 25 Luis Esteva

  “The high school experience of the class of 2020 has been quite the unique one. In our sophomore year, we helplessly watched as the orange glow of fires creeped up the ridges of the hills surrounding our homes. During junior year, the normally clean, fresh, air was thick with [...]

By | April 12th, 2020|0 Comments