• Some Thoughts For Your Penny

    By miller727@icloud.com October 17, 2016 Uncategorized 12 Comments “Electricity can be dangerous. My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug. Whoever said a penny doesn’t go far didn’t see him shoot across that floor. I told him he was grounded.” ~ Tim Allen Yes, the good old penny, the most ubiquitous man-made object […]

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  • Because You Like Me…

    Because You Like Me… By miller727@icloud.com October 11, 2016 Uncategorized 4 Comments If you were a new teacher interviewing for a teaching position, how would you respond to the following question? “Is it important to you for your students to LIKE you?” Speaking as someone who has asked this question to hundreds of teacher applicants […]

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  • Walking in Circles

    By miller727@icloud.com September 22, 2016 Uncategorized 1 Comment We’ve all seen the plot device on television or in a movie. A group of people, lost in the woods, or in the desert, with no way to navigate. They opt for just walking in a straight line until they get somewhere, but they invariably end up […]

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  • Nothing to Say But This

    By miller727@icloud.com September 21, 2016 Uncategorized 15 Comments Like many of you, I am deeply troubled by the events of the past few days and months. My mind is stressed by the senseless deaths, the anger and divisiveness, the finger-pointing, the political rhetoric and gamesmanship, and the uncertainty. We have terrorists in our midst – […]

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  • Looking for Hope

    By miller727@icloud.com September 12, 2016 Uncategorized 1 Comment Presidential campaigns are traditionally built around the theme of hope for America’s future. In 1960, John F Kennedy told Americans that “it was a time for greatness.” 16 years later, Gerald Ford told us he would make America proud again. Reagan extorted in 1984 that it was “morning […]

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  • An Uberly Bad Idea

    By miller727@icloud.com September 11, 2016 Uncategorized 2 Comments I’ve been gone for a few weeks from the blogging scene. Some of my more regular readers no doubt noticed but did not hassle me about it. Thank you for that. For a variety of reasons, both personal and professional, I felt the need to temporarily refocus […]

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  • The Olympic Celebration of Diversity

    Which of the following would you say is the greatest Olympic athlete? How about Usain Bolt – the Jamaican sprinter and fastest man on Earth?Bolt is the current world record holder in the 100- and 200-meter races and a seven-time gold medalist (he could win two more this week). Or, perhaps you would select swimmer […]

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  • Fracking the Vote!

    One of the more closely watched upcoming runoff elections will be the contest between republican candidates for Oklahoma Senate District 25. SD25 includes portions of South Tulsa, Bixby, and Broken Arrow. The August 23rd election will determine whether Lisa Kramer or Joe Newhouse will move on to face Democrat Robert Founds in the November general […]

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