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The real reason why “A day without immigrants” made teaching easier

Let’s talk teacher for a moment. I believe I’ve explained my personal view ad nausea , so now let’s talk Betsy Devos and the LA6. Course you know that Betsy is our new Secretary of Education, and a threat to American education, not surprisingly paralleling her mentor DT (who I [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|1 Comment

When A Wall Is Not A Bridge But A Bigger Wall

Just shut up and teach Walt.   Friday was a special occasion. Having Brad Gilbert there, hitting balls with the SVHS Tennis Team, a dedication from mayor Rachel Hundley where she talked about the importance of building bridges, press coverage from all the papers, the administration from both Sonoma High [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|3 Comments

When a wall is a bridge between two schools in Sonoma Valley

  There is definitely something wrong with me. This I think we know. 20 years teaching a population most people walk to the other side of the street to avoid, doing it not just with a smile on my face but an honest smile on my face. Enjoying it, like [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|1 Comment

A Man’s Guide To Valentine’s Gifts: Olive Tree Yes, Scale No

Real love is coffee and newspapers in bed. Yeah, yeah, sure, it’s a Hallmark holiday, made up by sellers of candy, flowers and cards (where do those people come from with their pop-up bouquet displays on the side of the road?). A day for good men to feel [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|2 Comments

Are you suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Trump Disorder?

OCTD By Walt Williams   Every week when I post these blogs on Facebook, I write a pithy little comment to my 26 FB friends hoping to entice them to read past the giant mug shot that appears for reasons I cannot explain or change. Last week, I posted that [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|7 Comments

Sid and Donald Doing It Their Way

    Did you catch it? The dance made it all clear. I had been obsessively watching the inauguration like a car wreck, like I couldn’t turn away, like the end of the world was coming and if I missed something it would mean that I was responsible for the [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|2 Comments

Pushing On The Front of The Boots, The Family Ski Trip

Not really near death It’s about 8:00 pm; we arrived in Bear Valley at 4 in a snowstorm. Since then I have snowmobiled my wife up to the cabin two miles up Bloods Ridge, (course we couldn’t find the cabin so I had to wade through waist high drifts knocking [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|2 Comments

Trump Inauguration 2017: Belly Flopping in the Excrement Pool

I’m a big fan of parades and balloons. Celebration is when my Homeostasis is finally right. Victory! Success! Payoff for all the hard work! This is not that. First the wardrobe backfired. I’m a peacock by nature  so the dark suit and repp tie made me about as uncomfortable as [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|12 Comments

Donald Trump Plays the Short Game

The Long Game By Walt Williams   Poolside at the Fairmont and I’m thinking about the long game. The morning papers are filled with tales of conflicted leadership and bad political craziness. Obama trying to complete a last minute hail Mary of environmentalism and rational decisions (Really, there are no [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|5 Comments

Smart phones are creating stupid people – the art of being present

"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." Bill Keene   Hunter Franks is right. He is the one who came up with 1000 reminders, secretly placed around San Francisco last Christmas, to “Be Present” in our lives especially during the [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|4 Comments