What’s Missing From Education Reform in America?

Welcome to my blog:

Reflections on Education, Environment, and Empire

As an education system goes, so goes the nation it educates. Yet nearly six decades of reform have not only failed to solve the problems in our schools but have created and compounded many of the problems. The failure to solve problems throughout our education system is reflected in our growing inability as a people to solve the problems affecting the health of our planet and all living things. This blog is dedicated to exploring how and why this is happening.

"When one person cries out, 'The emperor is naked!' — When a single person breaks the rules of the game, this exposing it as a game — everything suddenly appears in another light..."

—Václav Havel

January 31, 2017

Free Lunch Today on Netarts Bay

January 28, 2017

A Week Since the March and

Netartian Pussys are willowing forth with the promise of Spring.
January 27, 2017

“It’s Clouds Illusions I Recall”

Rows and floes of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I’ve looked at clouds that way But now they […]
January 23, 2017

Good News

The Chickens who wander down the hillside to Old Netarts Road got a new sign. And the twin fawns whose mom got hit by a car last […]
January 19, 2017

A Sudden Rain

The quality of mercy unstrained:
January 15, 2017

The Sport of Curling on Netarts Bay?

Curling is a medieval sport that originated in Scotland. Shuffleboard is reminiscent of curling which was played with flat polished river stones. Today the Olympic sport […]
January 14, 2017

The Placid Passing of Mallards

floating into the distance in the wetland across the street from Netarts Bay:    
January 11, 2017


January 6, 2017


Ever been disrespected in your life? Well, who hasn’t. But if you’ve never been dissed by a Great Blue Heron, you’ve never really had the experience. […]
January 5, 2017

An Unexpected Treat Today by Wilson Beach Avenue and the Bay Road:

The Netarts Redwing Blackbird Symphony Orchestra.