Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ethics Learned in Athletics Carries Over to the Classroom

In a recent game with his travel team, Will had an uncharacteristic bobble at third base. “Well, that was sloppy,” I grumbled to Bill in the bleachers. “We let...

Saving the Next Generation

OK, so I voted this week though grudgingly; it was on my to do list right after getting my flu shot, so you can tell how happy I was...

It’s a Dangerous World For Our Kids

Just after Christmas in 1985, terrorists struck the airports in Rome and Vienna, killing 19 people and injuring almost 150. The targets were El Al, the airline of Israel,...

Parents Weigh In On Cyber-Bullying

Every so often a news story comes along that galvanizes a nation and forces us to rethink fundamental ways of doing things, including the way we talk to our...

Talking Technology

Even though I celebrated a major milestone birthday this year, I don’t feel that old, except when I stop to consider the major technological changes that have swept through...

The Value of Hard Work

With my senior year just around the corner, I am mentally preparing myself for the onslaught of college applications, another round of AP classes, leadership orientation and responsibilities, and...

Lucky to be Alive

The calendar is about to flip to another school year and many of us are scurrying around this last week of summer thinking of all the tasks left undone,...

Fighting Cancer

One of the more interesting aspects of being away from home during the school year is that I can see my family from a new perspective. My little brother...

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

This summer I’ve been focusing on my golf game, as this fall season will be my most competitive as a senior on my school’s varsity golf team. Lately, it...

Suburban Teen: Dr. Ken and the Meaning of Patriotism

This past Sunday we celebrated our nation’s 234th birthday with fireworks, barbecue, and apple pie on a holiday that reminds us that we live in the greatest country in...