Teacher’s Salary

What can we do in life that does not start with learning?  From the family farmers teaching their children how to care for the land, to the scientist who design a new spacecraft, to the plumbers who keep our system ‘flowing’.  They all started with learning a trade or skill.  To learn a new skill we need the basic building …

Happy Anniversary

I would like to take a moment to say thank you to my parents, Jim and Mary, today would be their 50th wedding anniversary (mom passed in 2016). I know that I was blessed to have had such amazing parents who shaped and supported me in all my wild life adventures, including this latest one. We were certainly far from …

Higher Standards

In light of recent events in our local political news, I feel compelled to say something that to me is patently obvious. When you become a government official through either appointment or election, you are, and should be, held to a higher standard. You no longer are just ‘You’. You chose to represent all the people of the area you …

The American Dream

James T. Adams in 1931 wrote:“The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement…. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman …