A Closer Look at Design

Last week I went to the store for chocolate ice cream. Since there was a sale on a new brand, I decided to buy one carton of that brand, along with one of the brand I usually buy. The sale made them the exact same price. The two tubs were the same size, shape, and...

Dystopia in America

This is not a political essay. I have no desire to add to the cacophony of Internet political punditry. Nor do I want to use this platform to take sides in our hyper- polarized national dialog. But having just voted in my eleventh presidential election, I’m left with...

The Why of It All

Every day, something like sixty million children in the USA head off to school. Why? If you’re a student or a teacher or an administrator, school is what you do.   But as our world transforms around us, a lot of bright kids aren’t inspired and don’t feel a sense of...

Prioritizing Education

We have a looming teacher shortage in this country.  Looming, that is, if you look at the field as a whole. In many areas, the teacher shortage is not looming but real and immediate. Most states, in fact, have at least some rural districts that are scrambling to fill...