Author Archives

  • The Great Data Chase

    Over the last several years, I have made the transition from non-runner to runner. My monthly totals these days vary from 50 miles, during less inspired times, to 100 miles, when I’m really feeling it. When I first started running,… Read More ›

  • Choice, but for whom?

    This past weekend, the Metropolitan Nashville Public School (MNPS) system held its annual First Choice Festival. Needless to say, I did not attend despite several invitations from the MNPS Communications department. “You can’t judge it ‘til you see it,” they… Read More ›

  • Community Building Today

    There was a period in my early thirties where I decided I just didn’t want to work that hard or regularly. This was a period of time where my addiction was heavily influencing my decision making, so that might have… Read More ›

  • What Does the Fox Say?

    Earlier in the week, I wrote a post about the past actions of the two candidates in the upcoming runoff election for the mayor of Nashville. Ok, well, primarily one of the candidates. The Tennessean, Nashville’s local rag, decided to… Read More ›

  • Collaboration not Competition

    Last week, state standardized test results were released in Tennessee for districts and schools. As usual, those results were met with a lot of chest pounding and a lot of teeth gnashing. Many people quickly focused on the results for… Read More ›

  • Congratulations for MNPS are in Order

    Last week, Metro Nashville Public Schools MNPS) were left at the altar by their choice for Director of Schools, but today’s news should help ease that sting. Test scores were released for the district this morning, and they show that when… Read More ›

  • The Runaway Bride Hits Nashville

    When I was a kid, we had a game we liked to play. You’d take a brown paper lunch bag, fill it with dog poop, place it on some unsuspecting person’s porch, light it on fire, ring the doorbell, and… Read More ›

  • A Good Week in Tennessee

    Last week was a good week. It was one of those classic “in with the new, out with the old” kind of weeks. In the space of three days, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools identified the preferred candidate for the position of… Read More ›

  • I’m Bored

    One of the benefits of living in Nashville is that we are blessed to have a number of world-class educators who don’t just educate in the classroom but also share their talents with the community at large. Some, like Hunter’s… Read More ›

  • What do you hope to accomplish?

    That was the question that was posed to me on Twitter recently by someone who had just read my latest missive on how dysfunctional the Metro Nashville Public School Board has become. It’s a fair question and one that I… Read More ›