22 Jun
2015

“Oh, what a day… what a lovely day!”  It’s that line (and so many others) that are a part of […]

19 Jun
2015

Here’s the thing.  You need to see this movie.  No, you don’t get to ask questions.  You are going to […]

28 Jan
2015

There is something innately inspiring about the rancher.  When you see them in photos toiling their craft.  When you hear […]

06 Dec
2014

On December 5th, 2014 I was lucky enough to snag a ticket for a show at the local theatre here […]

26 Jun
2017

What a journey it has been. Since January of 2014 I’ve been on a path of rebirth, renew, and rebuilding.  […]

27 Dec
2016

Why yes, the headline refers to Van Morrison’s hit, which you can listen to here.  It’s been an alarming three […]

03 Aug
2016

If you’ve never seen the movie that serves as the title for this post you need to drop whatever you’re […]

20 May
2016

What a ride. I’m putting Spring 2016 semester in the rear view mirror (3.20 GPA!) and pulling out maps for […]

07 Jan
2016

Thirteen days.  312 hours. 18,720 minutes.  The countdown to my fifth semester at Metropolitan State University of Denver has begun […]

04 Jan
2016

I know.  I’m late.  My last name is DeLay.  What did you expect?  The Spanish Inquisition?  The answer is that […]

19 Jul
2015

Going back to school when you’re thirty three years old is an absolute adventure filled with a never ending basket […]

02 Jun
2015

Neville Chamberlain will always be remembered for those words.  On his return to London in 1938 on a Friday in September the […]

26 Mar
2015

I’ve never been in a hurricane.  I’m not sure I’d ever have the desire to ride out one of those […]

11 Feb
2015

Well.  How are you?  Good?  I’m fine.  No, really.  I’m great.  I’ve just been waiting, watching and wondering for the […]

15 Jan
2015

**Warning – there’s one piece of adult language in this post. It is topical and serves a purpose.** I’ve been […]

28 Dec
2014

Three days.  In three days 2014 will be but a memory as the clocks and calendars will click over into […]

26 Dec
2014

Merry Christmas! I hope that the holidays were kind to you. They were beyond kind to me and I’m humbled […]

08 May
2017

Being a teacher has always been a part of my life.  When I was in 5th grade, I made a […]

16 Oct
2016

You know that moment when you discover the kind of folks you knew existed – the ones that love the […]

24 Feb
2016

The greatness of teaching is that if you’re good, you’ll enjoy a career educating the masses and informing students in […]

16 Jan
2017

The Gorilla Position was named for Gorilla Monsoon – one of the biggest figures in the early days of the […]

05 Aug
2015

I waxed poetic about BTTF: Part II (and plenty of other sequels) back in January as I shared my hopes […]

19 Jan
2015

The second movie in trilogies is hit or miss.  Star Wars has one of the best.  Back to the Future […]

18 Nov
2014

It is a harbinger of doom.  A dark cloud upon a fading horizon.  Satan, Beelzebub, Evil.  A bad moon on […]

17 Aug
2014

At long last the day has arrived. Tomorrow is the first day of school for a multitude of folks.  Freshman […]

15 Aug
2014

There are plenty of things that go through your mind as the days get closer and closer to a big […]

11 Aug
2014

It’s here. The last seven days of freedom before this thing…this idea that I’ve put my hopes and dreams on […]

31 Jul
2014

How does one of the verses from the opening song to “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” […]

28 Jul
2014

Well – if there was a way for me to welch out on this whole going to school thing it’s […]

13 Jul
2014

In just under a month, my first full time school experience in twelve year begins and it’s rightly got me […]

10 Jul
2014

You know that scene in Pirates of the Caribbean where Jack says, “You know that feeling you get when you’re […]

08 Jul
2014

Welcome to the next experiment in my blogging life.  Last semester I returned to school after over 13 years since […]

08 Jan
2014

There’s a scene in the first “Hobbit” movie – the scene where Bilbo Baggins realizes he needs to leave the […]

02 Jun
2016

I don’t wade into political or religious discussion on this blog as the material here is focused on education, literature, […]

07 Mar
2015

There’s been a debate brewing, marinating and nearing the boiling point for a very long time – is homework in […]