The Soapbox

Reflections on Thompson School Board

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I realize that posts have been few and far between. If only there were a way to squeeze more hours in a day I could juggle family, work, and efforts to improve public education perfectly! The reality is that there are only 24 hours in a day and so here is a much needed update… read more

Blue Lives Matter – All Lives Matter

The last few weeks of 2014 have been filled with the tragedy of lost lives, protests turned into riots, accusations of racism, assassinations of police officers and the biggest tragedies are the increasing schism between Americans of all color and the lack of trust in the men and women who are sworn to uphold the… read more

TSD Budget: The more things change, the more things stay the same.

Every year the budget (spending) increases and the proposed budget for the 2014-2015 year is no exception.  While some of the increases are for much needed items such as increasing the pay for new teachers and for substitutes, new math curriculum and maintenance, there are still too many budget items that never seem to be… read more

Liberty & Justice for All – Remembering those who sacrificed

American flag isolated on white with clipping path

Memorial Day is a holiday for honoring and remembering the brave men and women who have given their lives so that all of us past, present and future are assured of Liberty and Justice. So many of the military past and present (myself included) believe strongly in the principles of Liberty that our country was… read more

Sarah Palin at CPAC – You go girl!!

Sarah Palin takes on the political consultants and the political class!! As we have long said, it is Principal over Party and Ms. Palins nails it when she says: “We’re not here to rebrand the party. We’re here to rebuild a country…”!!!! You go girl!!!!!!!!!!! Watch Sarah’s complete speech here on The Blaze… read more

The Crazy Making that only Government can do!!!!

I know I am not stupid but sometimes the more I attempt to understand legislation and follow the never ending trails, I end up staring at my computer screen feeling like my brain is massively malfunctioning!! I so appreciate the Transparency Online Project and the INTENT of the project and Rep BJ Nikkel did a… read more