TAG, You’re It!

My wife’s and my latest dilemma has been over Talented and Gifted (TAG) programs. She favors them, whereas I do not. She believes students in these programs have better access to a school’s latest and greatest resources (e.g. equipment, books,…

Bang! Bang!

The one thing I was insistent about when my eldest was two was that there be no guns. Unlike the other kids, even water guns and the kind you make extending your thumb and pointing your finger were not allowed.…

His Fifteen Minutes

I didn’t want to talk about it. There are enough people talking about it. Analyzing it. Thirty-three people dead. Murdered without reason. “Without reason.” Senseless. That’s what makes the situation all the more tragic, all the more depressing. Sad. There…

Dumb Daddy

I’ve been an “Idiot Dad” more than once. More than once I have convinced myself of a truth just to be proven otherwise. More than once, I had made up my mind before I heard the whole story. This happens…