Leadership challenge of a lifetime, from the classroom

Note: I originally published this article on LinkedIn. Through my life, by accident or design, I’ve found myself repeatedly in a role of leadership. It may have been as a patrol leader in Boy Scouts, serving on the board of a local organization, or as executive editor and publisher of a newspaper or media group.

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An example for my little super heroines

Years ago, in 2013, when my three girls first came to live with me, but still before the adoption, I was tasked with getting them something to wear for a superhero themed party. I was so excited. It was the first party they’d been invited to and they were thrilled to no end. Off I […]

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A few tips for an older parent of younger kids

As an older parent of younger children – I’m 50 and my daughters are 10 (the twins) and 9 – I find myself feeling more like grandpa at school activities or when meeting their friends’ parents. In fact, once or twice, my daughters have been asked if I was their grandfather.

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My education journey of a different sort

High school education. Wow. What a memory. I sucked at high school. Kind of funny that I teach it today. I was an average student. I made good grades in English and history because I enjoyed those subjects, and got by in science and math because I hated those subjects. That’s about all I can […]

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