• The Need to Play On

    “They kept it up to the very end. Only the engulfing ocean had the power to drown them into silence. The band was playing ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee.’ I could hear it distinctly. The end was very close.” —Charlotte Collyer, Titanic survivor What made them play on? That is the question people ask most […]

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  • Can We Please Stop Pretending …?

    About two years ago, fellow blogger Scott McLeod posted a list of five things we have to stop pretending when it comes to education. He also encouraged others to add our ideas and suggestions. As of today, he has documented 127 responses from other bloggers and educators on his website, including my own. For no […]

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  • Beware the Kraken!

    In a dramatic scene from the 2010 film, “Clash of the Titans,” Hades (played by Ralph Fiennes), the God of the Underworld, induces his brother Zeus (Liam Neeson) to action: “Brother, it’s time for the mortals to pay. My child awaits to do your will.”  If you are a follower of Greek mythology or at least a […]

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  • Enough of That Already!

    By miller727@icloud.com February 25, 2017 Uncategorized 6 Comments During a speech to the Tulsa Republican Club Friday, State Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger remarked that the Oklahoma state government cannot continue to function at anything close to current levels without new revenue, calling the state’s current budgeting path “not sustainable.” Duh, ya think! Thank you, Preston […]

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  • Meanwhile, Over in Sweden …

    Meanwhile, Over in Sweden … By miller727@icloud.com February 20, 2017 Uncategorized 6 Comments In case you missed it, at his rally in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday, President Donald Trump listed a terror attack that never happened as part of the rationale for his controversial anti-Muslim travel ban. In defending his executive order banning Islamic refugees […]

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  • Can the President Handle the Truth?

    By miller727@icloud.com January 28, 2017 Uncategorized 3 Comments My process for writing this blog has followed a similar, predictable pattern since I started it three and a half years ago. Typically, I will change out of my comfortable casual clothes, slide into one of my thousand-dollar dark suits, a starched white shirt and tie (with […]

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  • Focusing on the Pebbles

    By miller727@icloud.com January 22, 2017 Uncategorized 8 Comments “What’s the matter, Ms. Jones? You look upset today.” Ms. Jones took a deep breath and thought carefully about how she should respond to her student’s question, finally answering: “I’m fine, Ben. Thank you for asking. I just get a little tired sometimes. Nothing to worry about. […]

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  • A Short Story About Wolves

    By miller727@icloud.com January 21, 2017 Uncategorized 8 Comments “I would not be so complacent in your position, growled the wolf, the gentle, velvety quality of his voice now gone. Your house may be strong, but wolfish cunning will be your undoing.”~ Glasgow Fairytale by Alastair D. McIver A few years ago, I published a post […]

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