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Category Archives: Personal

Sophomores Rule

It’s been five months since my last post, “First Semester Recap.” Over that time, a lifecycle of events has spirited through me. I chaperoned a student trip to Guatemala. I … Continue reading

2023-05-22 · Leave a comment


A breezy summer afternoon seated at an outdoor cafe and I am searching for the next jump. Most don’t have this luxury and yet that doesn’t make it easier. I’m … Continue reading


La Ciudad de los Angeles

Sunday afternoon I was transfixed by a dazzling production by the Castilleja Upper School Theatre: City of Angels. From the moment I sat down in my seat I could tell … Continue reading


Just Poetry

Sometimes I write bad poetry – here are samples from the past few years Sub Duties Subbed a class today where I bribed the students with a vat of bacon … Continue reading


Special Message to 2020

Dear Fabulous and Amazing Class of 2020, I know it’s been a month since I’ve seen you all, but I wanted to write to you to say that I miss … Continue reading


Opening Day 2017

April 2, 2017 The start of the baseball season is more important to me than most holidays. I try to get fired up for Valentine’s Day but it always feels … Continue reading



Today I said farewell to a job I have held for twelve years, in a profession I have enjoyed for over 25 years. At first glance, there are anecdotal data that suggest I contributed … Continue reading