Think Before You Comment: Teachers Are Teaching Edition

Recently I read a comment on Facebook that has been stuck in my head for a few days and it’s brought up a number of thoughts about some of my favorite people.  For some small background, Pennsylvania is in the midst of a budget crisis.  We’re closing in rapidly on 200 days without a budget. …

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Podcastinating

As a way of putting off doing any of the productive things I should be doing – writing a message for a church service in two days, political work, educational reading, exercising – I decided instead I’d take a few minutes to talk about my favorite podcasts.  It’s all my friend Whitney’s fault.  She suggested … Continue reading Podcastinating

I Don’t Have To Like You

Hey guess what?  Did you know that I’m not required to like you?  …like even if you’re an American. That seems like a non sequitur.  Let me explain.  Via a Facebook page that I run I posted an article about the Governor of Pennsylvania vetoing a totally bullshit Republican budget (high fives, Gov. Wolf…that was … Continue reading I Don’t Have To Like You

Pay for Play Opinion

I occasionally submit letters to the editor to various local newspapers.  As a person active in politics, it’s a thing that I do.  Sometimes I write them because I’m personally inspired, sometimes it’s because a particular political campaign has asked me to do so.  Just for the sake of context here is the letter that … Continue reading Pay for Play Opinion