The New York Times: Don’t Give Up the Gains in Education Excerpt: Congress made the right decision a decade ago when it required states to administer yearly tests to public school students — and improve instruction for poor and minority students — in return for federal education aid. National test data clearly show that since […]
I’m slowly getting closer to the goal of 26.2 miles. How are you getting closer to your dream?
A recent Inc.com article discussed ways employers could help make their employees smile more, and thus become happier. I took that concept and turned it to how you can do the same for your own life. After all, you are the CEO of your life.
It is almost here. The Madness will soon be upon us. For those non-baketball fans out there who have no idea what I am talking about, March Madness is all about the unpredictability of 68 of the best men and women’s basketball teams playing each other over three weekends to find a national champion. Sure, […]
Three days ago was yet another anniversary in my life. It is the day that I lost my campaign for Mayor of Mason City, Iowa. Oh, you didn’t know that? Back when I was 18 years old (yes, you read that right), I decided that I wanted to be crazy and run for public office. […]
What a sight: Standing on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan last week with the sun brightening the pristine blue sky and lighting the path for the 47,000+ runners below. The day was what the word perfect was created for and what the word embodies. Around 1:00p.m., my friends’ family and friends arrived and a quick chat […]
Not very often does a television program come along that tells a great story. Sure, a lot of what is written for television is quality. But when the shows go off the air, we are sad because we have become attached to the characters. Or perhaps we have become attached to sitting our asses down […]