STEM workshops, STEM classes, STEM schools and even the toy industry is now capitalizing on this. AGHHHH! I first started hearing about STEM around 2012 while teaching music at my current middle school. STEM has actually been around since president Dwight D. Eisenhower created NASA. Shortly after that, President Kennedy pushed for innovation in the… Continue reading It’s STEAM Not STEM!
“Close your Chromebooks all the way please, I need your attention up front,” I tell my class of thirty seven band students who had been studying for a music vocabulary test on a computer web site called “Quizlet.” “We need to go over a few words together, so I need your eyes front.” I look… Continue reading Technology in Schools: Is It Too Much?
So what did kids do with themselves before TV? Seriously, how in the world did they entertain themselves without driving their parents nuts! How did mom ever get the cooking done? Oh how I’d love to hop into a time machine to see how parents managed their world before TV was invented! Our son Matthew… Continue reading Our Parent Experiment: The TV is “Broken.”
I’ve had friends ask me about Family Trusts so I decided I better write a short blog about it. I want to use this blog to stress to everyone that from my perspective, a Revocable Living Family Trust (especially if you have children) is worth the money. Why? Here’s just one example: While I was… Continue reading Have A Living Family Trust!…no matter what your age.
“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Siddhārtha Gautama Shakyamuni Buddha The… Continue reading How Buddha’s Teachings Turned It All Around
My mom lived alone in her house for quite a while with no major incidents. Every time we visited her however, her ability to express logical ideas and her mood were noticeably becoming worse. She started really worrying about her water being poisonous and refused to drink any of it, even the Alhambra bottled water… Continue reading Part 4: Sometimes There Are No Easy Solutions
It All Started With A Surgery: Dad was starting to get a little more used to his new home (the assisted living facility). He was at least allowing the male nurse there to help shower, shave, brush teeth and change him. To this day I regularly think to myself how I wish assisted living… Continue reading Part 3: The Rollercoaster Ride Called Alzheimer’s Disease.