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Music From A Good Heart Is Music At Its Best

This summer, my wife and I enjoyed a unique experience at a state-sponsored, roadside rest stop in Missouri: a one-person concert. With her service dog at her feet, she played and played and played for all to enjoy. No, the … Continue reading

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Beauty In The World … Dragonfly

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Praying For The Ellis County, TX, K-12 Educators

When I served as Superintendent of Texas K-12 Public Schools, the night before the first day of school I would go to each school and pray. Now, as a retired educator and resident of Ellis County, TX, I pledge to … Continue reading

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What Every Texas Teacher Should Know About Politicians: Lesson #7 – Politicians Do Not Know How To Fix Schools

Great teachers make great classrooms. Great principals and great teachers make great schools. Great superintendents, great principals, and great teachers make great school districts. Lesson #7 – Politicians do not know how to fix schools. How long have they been … Continue reading

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What Every Texas Teacher Should Know About Politicians: Lesson #6 – The Allure Of The Out-Of-Power Politician

It is one thing to promise, it’s another thing to deliver. The out-of-power politician can promise much, but he/she has no accountability, just rhetoric and symbolic votes. But rhetoric and symbolic votes can be hypnotic. A great, present-day example is … Continue reading

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Beauty In This World: July 4, 2017

With the Top O’ Texas Tower to the left, fireworks fill the sky over Fair Park, Dallas, TX July 4, 2017.

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What Every Texas Teacher Should Know About Politicians: Lesson #5 – Every Political Decision Has Benefactors

Lesson #5 – Every Political Decision Has Benefactors. The first-and-always benefactor is the politician. A politician will not take a stand that does not benefit him- or herself. Notice the plural: benefactors. Someone or some group(s) will benefit, too, and … Continue reading

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