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MUSLIMS ALLOWED TO PRAY IN SCHOOLS, BUT CHRISTIANS AREN’T

Have you seen this Facebook post or something like it? How true is it? Below, I pose some typical questions about the law and provide answers from my experiences as a high school principal of a dozen years, and as a professor of school law for thirteen. I have tried to provide a balanced set of questions – they are all questions based on real experiences – most of them mine!  I know many of the answers may not make many of the readers happy. Still, the responses are not… Read more MUSLIMS ALLOWED TO PRAY IN SCHOOLS, BUT CHRISTIANS AREN’T

Mornings with Boomer and Chloe

Every morning like clockwork at 6:30 a.m. Boomer and Chloe start stirring and rattling their kennel by the bed – they sleep in a kennel only slightly smaller than a Honda Odyssey. The Brittanys’ morning routine begins. They wake ready for a bowl of Costco’s best – Kirkland Organic Grain-free and a morning hunt. Brittanys never just walk – they always hunt. If we are lucky, we will see them stalk, and if we are very fortunate, we will see that very magical of dog behaviors – the point. Might be… Read more Mornings with Boomer and Chloe

Going Back to My Roots

Last Sunday, in a nondescript building with a Dunaway Reunion Coca-Cola sign draped across the front, just yards from Murder Creek bridge, in the small dying Alabama town of my birth, I returned to my Dunaway-family roots.  And, I am especially glad that Sandy and I made the ten-hour trip from North Carolina. It has been several years since we last made the trip, but as I stepped across the threshold, the years of my absences faded away.  Remember when you missed Sunday School and church one week, and that stretched into… Read more Going Back to My Roots

Stealing Apples

  I wrote this story some years ago at the death of our black Labrador, Kentucky Coal Dust. Since the fateful day of his death, my wife, Sandy, and I talk about Coal almost every day. Such is the impact of precious canine family members. When Coal left us, he left us with many lessons over his ten years. However, I want to focus on his very last day on earth, so on with the story Coal was lovable, perennially a puppy as Labs tend to be even well into old age,… Read more Stealing Apples

The Myth of Unconscious Racial Bias

An up and coming author echoing the far-left liberal thinking that everyone (except, I guess, for non-Caucasians) is unconsciously racially biased.  His book is titled, Unconscious Bias in Schools – A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism. Harvard Education Press publishes it. Incidentally, the primary author is an Ed.D. graduate from Harvard. Certainly makes one go, “Hmmmm?”  The authors propose using unconscious bias as the starting point in working with helping schools improve academically. They suggest that this approach is nonthreatening. Says who? Oh, yes. Liberals – who assume, without knowing, that… Read more The Myth of Unconscious Racial Bias

The Nation’s Redheaded StepChild?

I live and write in a 55-and-over retirement community in Cornelius, NC. Recently, I was invited to join a discussion group with other community neighbors. I am pretty sure that I am the token conservative! That’s just fine with me, because that is a role, as a retired professor, I am intimately familiar with.  I also am the token Southerner! Imagine that. In Cornelius, North Carolina. Seems we are being overrun by Yankees, who have moved south to be with their grandchildren. Actually, they are indentured servants of their children so they… Read more The Nation’s Redheaded StepChild?

The Rest of The Story

Almost two weeks ago, I got a message from a dear friend asking if I would be willing to adopt her precious nine-year-old Brittany, Chloe. She and her husband experiencing life’s difficulties where they just could not give Chloe the attention and love she had always known. No need for the reasons – they are reasons that will affect most of us. LET’S JUMP BACK FIVE YEARS IN THIS STORY. After we filled out an application to potentially acquire Boomer – we had to demonstrate some high standards of dog… Read more The Rest of The Story