Marching blindly toward the beezle-nut oil

Cause you can’t close the door when the walls cave in.   Just spent another art class debating abortion and by debating I mean listening to two passionate students completely ignore each other’s points as they pontificate from their bubbles. When did we become so angry? When did we stop [...]

By | May 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Winnie Harlow saves the world

Donald Trump will lose because of the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.   Crazy? Maybe, but if you have seen the issue (which I forced myself to look at for this story) you will be happy to see more than scantily clad models, you will see athletes and hijabs and [...]

By | May 13th, 2019|1 Comment

SDC Health and Happiness Center

Dear Gavin,   Just a quick note about the immigration debacle currently playing out with our drama king leader. I suggest it is time to move past the rhetoric and games and start helping people in need, I know this is a big part of your playbook and if you [...]

By | April 16th, 2019|0 Comments

The kids are all right

https://www.facebook.com/sonomafilmfestival/videos/395142994396318/UzpfSTEwMDAwMjAxMDkyNjYyMToyMDc3NDQ1OTMyMzMyNDE3/   Drugs and screens and guns and increasing estrogen levels and politics and environmental issues and Moma and social media and apathy and racism and depression and bullying and on and on and on. Growing up in 2019 is tough but really, is it any tougher than any other [...]

By | April 1st, 2019|0 Comments

USA Namaste: Walt’s New World Order

    Somewhere around Garurasana, the Eagle Pose the idea starts to take flight (see how I did that). Know yoga know peace, no yoga, no peace. Bikrim is empowering me as it always does: http://valleytalking.blogs.sonomanews.com/2017/07/22/namaste/.It calms my mind, it makes me go deep, it makes me decide to run for [...]

By | February 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Celebrate your orangeness

It’s 8:30 Friday morning the 15th of February and I’m working on my putting in the Creekside middle room. There are no students because this is day three of SVUSD Professional Development and I am theoretically going to be presenting, “Connecting Education to Life: Using Thematic Units, Cross Curricular Planning, [...]

By | February 15th, 2019|1 Comment

Jeff Bezos and the three-comma club

  Whew, I’m glad that’s over. Instead of a sober January I did a how–can-I-stop-spinning-in-circles January. I’m better now, didn’t really solve much but that’s OK, at least I’m working toward change.   And today that means a thematic unit about the three-comma club. Why? Why not, Bernie has been [...]

By | February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

The Dance of the Party Gnomes

Chapter 1 Morning of the man-boy   What? Where? Who? Why? I wake up on the couch confused and wondering. Morning is usually a good time, carpe diem, I am alive, the world is my oyster, the first day of the rest of my life, all that shit that I have [...]

By | January 15th, 2019|6 Comments

The Kardashian nipple vortex

I’m going with January 27 as the day that our president goes full Nixon and finally tires of this failed experiment. Yes, it’s bold and a little optimistic but c’mon, by then the shutdown, Mueller, Congress, the economy, the lawsuits, the taxes, the lying, the racism, the misogyny and the [...]

By | January 8th, 2019|1 Comment

The Radical Kinship Butterfly Effect

It’s a radical kinship Christmas. And not just because I am buying all Homeboy Industries swag for friends and family: Hoodies, beanies, books, t-shirts, gift baskets, even a signed lithograph from Shepard Fairey. Stock up at homeboyindustries.org and put a little meaning in the season plus nothing says instant street [...]

By | December 14th, 2018|0 Comments