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


GP10 rules. And no, that’s not a misprint about my favorite fallen Golden State Warrior Gary Payton the second, it is the final grading period for Creekside High School where we break each semester into 5 periods. Grading Period 10 is the last five weeks of the year and while [...]

By | May 9th, 2022|0 Comments

Restore Justice

  By now, you’re probably team Rock or team Smith or team I-just-want-it-to-go-away, believing that the “Slap heard round the world” should be blamed on either a comic going too far or an actor in need of some serious anger management.   I, of course, turned the episode into classroom [...]

By | April 5th, 2022|0 Comments

Anxiety and U(kraine)

Do everything you can   8:00 Saturday morning, the first day of Spring Break and my anxiety is through the roof.   Not sure about you, but there are just too many things to be anxious about these days from COVID to War to tennis coaching to preparing the SONOMAWOOD [...]

By | March 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

Shared space

    Micro or macro, walking the Sonoma Developmental Center or understanding the world, it’s all about shared space.   Here’s a little quiz from my morning: You are walking your dog around the rez at the SDC, it’s your happy place and you walk it at least once a [...]

By | March 12th, 2022|0 Comments

Fear death more

Health matters in 2022   The Verano hill is my COVID test.   I pull over at the Ray Carrillo memorial gold wheelbarrow and dig my balaclava out of my backpack because my nose is cold (Raynaud’s disease according to my internet medical degree) and I’ve learned that if I’m [...]

By | January 13th, 2022|0 Comments

Christmas morning

Christmas morning is magic. When you wake up tomorrow, whatever the circumstances, know that you are amazingly lucky to be who you are, have what you have and live like you live.   Know that the rain is not a frustration to be dealt with but a gift from an [...]

By | December 24th, 2021|0 Comments