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It’s never too late

I recently found myself chatting with the wife of a coworker. Conversation wandered off into the west coast and all the culture and beauty it has to offer. As we mentioned specific states she said … more

Time to focus on school choice in Frederick and across America

Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in Oklahoma and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 … more

Leaving the scene of an accident is illegal

I’ve talked about this before but nothing really irritates me as much as the jungle that is the school pickup/drop-off line. How hard is it to pay attention and pull up when it’s your … more

An intelligent New Year

Happy New Year!!I hope you all have been eating your cabbage, pork and black-eyed peas because this year we are wishing all of you plenty of good luck and increased intelligence!Though there … more

The Christmas cabin

Here is another of my dad’s Navy stories from a book that we are writing based on his 20-year Naval career. This book is a work in progress. Some stories are in the first person and some of … more

Unintended bee keeping

I was an airplane mechanic stationed at Naval Air Station Willow Grave, Penn. when I got the strangest call from my Senior Chief. I thought I’d misunderstood when he told me we had a bee … more

Pumping gas is now legal in parts of Oregon

Pumping gas is now legal in parts of Oregon. Yes, that was one of the first national headlines of 2018.I never knew that there are states where it was illegal to pump your own gas. I think … more

Close quarters

When we first arrived in Sicily, we didn’t have a real good work-space. In fact, it was hardly more than a storage shed. Talk about close quarters. We mostly went about our business, but there … more

San Fransisco’s Golden Gate Park

It’s phenomenal how many songs have been written about San Francisco. “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding, “Lights” by Journey, “California on my … more

When instruction manuals get it wrong

Many who earn degrees in English go on to work for companies writing instruction manuals or work in other technical writing fields, as many of my classmates went on to do. I was telling my dad about … more

Mele Kalikimaka

I was at Walmart the other day and I happened to be sitting on a bench near the registers when I overheard a young and happy cashier wish a shopper Happy Holidays. I smiled at the young man’s … more

A letter to Frederick

Frederick Family,Thank you for your outpouring of support and love for our students and for each other as we mourn the loss of Mr. Tony Clendening. He was a person who always wanted to please and you … more

Online shopping for the win

I hate shopping for myself. I love shopping for the kids — in part because I can still force the little one into whatever I think looks adorable. And because it doesn’t involve me having … more

A trip to the sixth floor

Towards the end of September I had the opportunity to visit the John F. Kennedy museum in downtown Dallas. The museum’s official name is “Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza.” Here I … more

Turkey, without a side of food poisoning please

With next week being Thanksgiving, I thought I would share again about one fateful holiday year. For the last 14 years, I’ve been blessed knowing exactly which holiday I was spending where. … more
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