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|1 Comment

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|1 Comment

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

Day 22 Cheeto Dust

Day 22 Do or Do not   Are you doing it all? Writing the Great American Novel in between your four hour workout and your gourmet cooking classes with Antoni Porowski plus developing and implementing enriching curriculum for your homeschooling children while killing it remotely at work and completing those [...]

By | April 8th, 2020|1 Comment

Day 16 Help

CORONAVIRUS SURVIVAL Day 16   I’m just really not that interesting. I mean, right, we all have to realize it sometime. For me it was getting on Facebook and looking at all the posts that seemed even more self-absorbed than usual then looking at last weeks blog posts and realizing, [...]

By | March 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Day 7 School planning

CORONAVIRUS SURVIVAL Day 7   Monday evening I was passing the 76 station on Broadway when it hit me: This is exactly what education needs! And yes, I’m joking superintendent Shields, but hear me out, there is a point.   Individualized learning plans, huge parent and community involvement, teachers as [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|0 Comments