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The Family That Codes Together, Grows Together

Do you know how to write code?  Do your kids? Just a few days into 2014, and thought I'd take a moment and share one of the things I'm working on for 2014 - coding.  Over the years, I've accumulated  a very basic, patch-work knowledge of things … [Read more]

Enough is Enough

11 months ago I wrote my first post about Springboro Schools.  It was a fairly benign message that expressed my gratitude to the teachers of Springboro for their hard work.  Shortly after publishing it, I was surprised when I received an email from a … [Read more]

Life Saver

I'm Forty. As I examine my current life and the journey that has brought me to this point, I can say in every sense I am so lucky to be alive.  I'm lucky to have survived many of the crazy adventures of my younger days, and even more lucky to have … [Read more]

Springboro Schools At A Tipping Point

Current members of the Springboro School Board like to speak and write about putting our children first.  Sadly, the reality of their version of children first is nothing more than hollow words backed by empty political rhetoric.  They regularly … [Read more]

Duck

If you have driven up and down I-75 in Dayton in the past month you may have noticed a couple giant yellow ducks alongside the highway.  These oversized water fowl are not symbolic of the start of duck season, sorry Elmer Fudd, but rather to make … [Read more]

How Our Founding Fathers Intended It

Sixty one days until election day 2013.  On that day the people of Springboro, Ohio will have important choices to make about the future of our schools.  First among those choices is the decision of who will be elected to the 3 open seats on the … [Read more]

I Ain’t Giving Up On You Love

I had a little time today to hide out for a while in the basement and record this little tune. It's called "I Ain't Giving Up On You Love," and it's about commitment, gratitude, and love. If you've got 2 1/2 minutes, give a listen. If you dig it, … [Read more]

In The Direction of Out

Well, election season is already upon us in Springboro.  With 3 of the 5 school board seats up for vote and the seat of our current school board President up for grabs, the stakes are high and thus the rhetoric has begun. I have been watching with a … [Read more]

Risky Business

Last week The Springboro School Board voted unanimously to approve a two year contract for our teachers. I appreciate this and thank them for doing so. However, as is often the case, there is far more to the story. In the same special meeting … [Read more]

Free PR Advice

On the heels of yet another unnecessary controversy created by the Springboro School Board and on the precipice of our next educational leadership fiasco comes word that the school board is seeking to spend tax payer money on a contract with a public … [Read more]