About Walt Williams

Walt Williams does not represent all teachers or coaches or husbands or fathers. He has opinions but they are his own. He started writing this blog years ago because he had something to say, he's not so sure anymore. He has never had an editor (not too surprising if you've read his stuff) and he is entering the final quarter of life wanting nothing more than future generations to be able to see and appreciate the miracle of being alive.


$ 6.4 Billion. in. a. day.   Do you care about money? Sure you do, we all do, maybe not all the time and maybe it’s not the most important thing but like it or not, financial health is almost as important as physical health and mental health. At least [...]

By | June 6th, 2023|0 Comments

Enjoy the ride

The journey, not the destination.   Have you taken an olfactory walk down the bike path recently? Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Roses, cut grass, all the smells of Spring after a monster wet winter await you and really what’s more important than recognizing nature? Not much.   And if you’re expecting stories [...]

By | May 31st, 2023|0 Comments

SIFF 2023: Connection

A different kind of film festival.   Woke up with the same sign-goes-up-anxiety as I have felt for the last 12 years. Even though there’s only 6 letters in SONOMA, I’m always worried that something might go wrong (students don’t show up, the letters break after drunk tourists try to [...]

By | March 23rd, 2023|0 Comments

District Unity

Are you following the drama?   Did you attend the school board meeting waving your “John Kelly is a poo poo head” sign? Are you irate that there is talk of closing your fav elementary/middle/charter school? Well guess what, Sonoma Valley Unified is just like America and if we don’t [...]

By | March 14th, 2023|0 Comments

See and be seen

I see you.   When I roll across town twice a day on my trusty Schwinn Typhoon cruiser I have two rules, first is to wear the right clothing: balaclava, hoodie, mittens, down jacket, thick socks-no bad weather days just bad clothing choices. And second make eye contact, wave and [...]

By | January 29th, 2023|0 Comments

A very Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Sonoma peeps! And yes, I am still using that apparently-almost-cancelled phrase because Christmas magic will always be Christmas magic regardless of your religious beliefs or level of wokeness. So, long time no write. At least, long time no write this blog, no real reason, too busy, languishing, nothing [...]

By | December 25th, 2022|0 Comments

COVID 1, Me 0

We can only do what we can do.   I walked in to my classroom at 7:30 said good morning to the office manager and she immediately suggested a test.   “You’re not sounding so great Walt.” She said.   And it’s true, I’ve been fighting a sore throat since [...]

By | August 23rd, 2022|0 Comments

Camp di Rosa

Do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life.   I mean, right? I’ve been telling students this for years but really, is it true? I love coaching and teaching which is why I’ve been doing it for 25 years but really, I honestly love Saturdays [...]

By | August 3rd, 2022|0 Comments

Impaling America

“But this old town just seems so hopeless. I ain't really sure, but it seems I remember the good times were just a little bit more in focus.” I always loved that Tom Petty could rhyme hopeless and focus. Miss you Tom. Maybe I’m just getting old, maybe things just kinda suck in the world right [...]

By | July 1st, 2022|0 Comments

No more

SEARCHING FOR JO JO   Did you see Steve Kerr’s pre-game speech before Tuesday’s playoff game? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPvf5RgCU08  Of course you did, I showed it three times in class Wednesday because it is three minutes of the most impactful and succinct evaluation of where we are since Bill Nye torched the [...]

By | May 28th, 2022|0 Comments