Ron DeSantis is turning Florida into a fascist state

This was originally published in my Cup of Coffee Newsletter on February 2, 2023 In our current political age it’s easy to let the nearly daily outrages wash over us, but no matter how desensitized we may become, some things manage to stand out as truly odious, truly dangerous, and truly appalling. Such as what […]

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Pandemic Diary, Politics, Science

Philip Derrow is back on his bullshit

Last August the New Albany, Ohio school board refused to impose a mask mandate. Given that my kids go to New Albany schools this, quite understandably, bugged me. I usually don’t attend school board meetings but upon reviewing the video of the most recent one, it became pretty clear that school board member Philip Derrow […]

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Sports, Writing

Urban Meyer: It’s time to own your R!

Three years ago my kids’ school system adopted a motivational philosophy known as “E + R = O.” It stands for “Events + Response = Outcomes.” It’s designed, essentially, to be a personal responsibility tool which says “we can control how things go based on our responses to external events.” The action item based on […]

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