Monday, November 21, 2011

Back To The Blogosphere

After an absence (from this blog, not from life!) of a couple of years, I've decided to start blogging again on education & related issues. Why, you might ask? Several reasons:
  • Having a daughter who just entered kindergarten (at the Carden Cascade Academy), I continue to be very interested in issues involving children and education.
  • While I'm not sure I have the stamina for another School Board election race after my hair-pulling 1% loss in 2009, I have become involved on some appointed committees: the Washington County Commission on Children and Families (WCCCF), as well as the Hillsboro School District's Citizens' Curriculum Advisory Committee (CCAC).
  • I also have continued to produce my free educational math podcast, Math Mutation, which you can find on iTunes (or at
  • Writing my thoughts helps to clarify them. On issues I don't fully understand, maybe a blog conversation can help me to figure them out. Maybe with a well-crafted response, you can even bring me around to your point of view.
  • And naturally there is the usual bloggers' ego motivation, where I imagine that out of the 304897812037 blogs on the net, mine will contain the occasional brilliant insight that will enrich the lives of all readers. It would be selfish of me to deny this service to humanity.
I can't guarantee that you'll like everything I write, though it all will make sense to me, at least for the time it takes to write a blog. Hopefully you'll occasionally find it interesting enough that you'll be motivated to post a reply. Please do so, even if it is to disagree with me. I hope to hear from you!


  1. Welcome back! I'm glad I left your blog in my RSS subscription list. I have high hopes. Don't disappoint me. ;-)