Monday, February 20, 2017

Open Letter to Betsy DeVos

My public school education was phenomenal.  I attended four public elementarys, one junior high, and one high school.

I was pushed, prodded, encouraged, and inspired to be the best student that I could be.

Most of my peers were pretty smart. Most of us turned out to be well adjusted and responsible contributors to our country.

I was surrounded by the spirit of learning my whole entire life.  My grandparents were public school teachers.  The majority of my family on my mother's side were all public school teachers.
 
To this day, my 80 year old grandmother still runs into her former students and they thank her profusely for the lessons she taught.


I am not a teacher but I do have two children in public school now.  The schools that they attend are rated exemplary by Texas standards.  I'm confident and optimistic about their futures.

I make it my business to further their education at home with additional reading, facts, and hidden figures that they might not learn in school.

As a parent, this is my responsibility.

As a parent and taxpayer, I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt to bring positive enrichments for students who need it most.

Can you help more public schools to become exemplary? 

We have to invest in our future.  The children are our future (#WhitneyHouston).  In the paraphrased words of Senator Tim Kaine, "public school kids need a champion". 

Will you...be their champion?

quote of the day | 038 | keep standing up

Fall seven times and stand up eight. 

–Japanese Proverb

Monday, February 13, 2017

quote of the day | 037 | don't avoid criticism

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. 

–Aristotle

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Listening 2 | Sho Baraka | The Narrative



This is one of the best hiphop albums of 2016.
This is one of the best Christian HipHop albums of all time.
This is one of my favorite albums of all time.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Poetic Wax Show #12 | Secrets of the Secret Service



blackwax and Zeus engage in a little Knife Talk, the App of the week, and 10 Secret Service Facts You Probably Don’t Know.
#TPWS, #ThePoeticWaxShow, #podcast, #blackwax, #blackwaxandZEUS, #2dopepodcasts, #carpoolnation,

Monday, January 16, 2017

MLK DAY 2017

Enjoying my pipe and magazine on MLK Day.

A Few Favorite MLK Quotes

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. 

The time is always right to do what is right.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. 

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. 

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. 

If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. 

-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

#MLK2017

quote of the day | 034 | the best time

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

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