Brush with Greatness

Brush with Greatness I’m reading The 50 Funniest American Writers. It’s an anthology by Andy Borowitz. Good stuff. When I finished the George Carlin section, I turned the page and, BAM! The next story caused a memory to come flooding back. A connection to a little story I tell. A brush with greatness. I occasionally have these strange little star crossings. Meeting someone famous, usually while … Continue reading Brush with Greatness

Keeping People Out of the Classroom

The President’s “Back to School Message” has caused quite a stir. I read in the Pensacola News Journal that Escambia County schools are not planning to show the address because they say it will cut into valuable class time. Could be a reasonable claim in these times of constant standardized test preparation. But… let’s just say that claim struck me as odd considering a recent … Continue reading Keeping People Out of the Classroom

The Vanity of Hoop Dreams

I’ve been watching a lot of basketball during the playoffs. A lot. So much so it’s invading my dreams. My number one fantasy dream has always been about basketball. In the dream, I glide across the floor and I make the sweetest, thread the needle, no look passes you’ve ever seen. I leap toward the rim and at the point in the real world where … Continue reading The Vanity of Hoop Dreams