An Issue That Never Dies

Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we're too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone. … Continue reading An Issue That Never Dies

Gratitude for…the ski hill? (it’s not what you think)

It has been a terrific early season of skiing at our local haunt, Whitewater Ski Resort (FYI: it's not really a resort since it doesn't have any onsite accommodations, but perhaps this is just a detail.). The snow has been steady with (by historical standards) somewhat balmy temperatures (courtesy of global warming) with there not … Continue reading Gratitude for…the ski hill? (it’s not what you think)

Smartphones in School: My Change of Heart (of sorts)

The presence of the smartphone in public schools continues to be a hot topic among parents, teachers, and students. Last month, our school, Trafalgar Middle, put into place a two week 'digital holiday' for smartphones in all classrooms. Common areas like the hallways, cafeteria, and library remained still green zones, allowing students to use their … Continue reading Smartphones in School: My Change of Heart (of sorts)