Family · Just my Thoughts

What’s Up and How I Reacted?

I just read Danielle LaPorte’s latest piece entitled “Break the law, bag the contract, ignore your lawyer, be yourself.” I came away thinking I had definitely done something right over the past almost year. Almost a year ago, I got an email from my soon-to-be ex. You’ll notice that there is a new phrase out… Continue reading What’s Up and How I Reacted?

Just my Thoughts · Politics

Texting on the Road

At the end of last month, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new texting sign on state roadways. Realize that back on either June or July 1st, the fine for texting while driving went up to $150 and 5 points on your license. Also realize that in New York, you receive tickets for three… Continue reading Texting on the Road

Board of Education · Just my Thoughts

Common Core and Other Education Issues

When I was a school board member, I was rather mute on topics dealing with educational issues. I did not want people to think that my personal opinion in any way was that of the whole board or the board as a whole. Now that my term is over and I am back to being… Continue reading Common Core and Other Education Issues

Family · Just my Thoughts

State of Education in New York

Just a caveat. These are my personal opinions. None of these are the opinions of the board of education of which I am a member.  The month of January has been a very busy month for education in New York State. Three important events have happened. First, a commission appointed by the governor on education… Continue reading State of Education in New York

Board of Education · Just my Thoughts

June School Budget Tuesday

Today is June school budget vote day in New York State. All school districts, but the Big 5, in NYS vote on their school budget on the third Tuesday in May. This date is determined by state law. The current law gives districts whose budgets fail one month to retool and resubmit a budget for… Continue reading June School Budget Tuesday

Board of Education · Just my Thoughts

New York’s Tax Levy LIMIT

Back in the 2011 NYS legislative session, there was a law passed dealing with municipal and school district taxes. This limit had been a huge talking point in the 2010 gubernatorial election. The biggest problem is the way it has been presented to the public. The legislators who wrote and passed the law and the… Continue reading New York’s Tax Levy LIMIT

Just my Thoughts · Politics

Disillusionment: A Political Commentary

I have been a political junkie since I was young. I stuffed envelopes for my first presidential campaign at the age of 12.  Yes, that qualifies me as a junkie.  Imagine my dismay when I realized that tomorrow is primary day in New York State and the recent flooding had totally put it out of… Continue reading Disillusionment: A Political Commentary