Monthly Archives: June 2010

Raising the bar

Tomorrow in Washington DC, there will be a briefing on Capital Hill to address the need for public schools to expect higher standards for students with intellectual disabilities.  This session will be hosted by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) of the House Education and Labor … Continue reading

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57 channels and nothing’s on

Woody Allen once had a great line from his 1977 movie Annie Hall: “they don’t throw their garbage away, they turn it into television shows”.  I think Woody had it right; television sure aint what it used to be.  Every year brings … Continue reading

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A football coach for the ages

Every once in a while, I meet someone who makes a tremendous impact on my life.  Someone I think about when the trials and tribulations of life come calling.  Someone who helps me put my life into a proper perspective.  One of those … Continue reading

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The future of space travel

One of the companies that I have been following is a company called SpaceX (short for Space Exploration Technologies Corporation).  Founded in 2002 by South-African born Engineer and industrialist Elon Musk (also founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors), the company designs and … Continue reading

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Farewell Candlestick Park

I am a huge football fan and love my San Francisco 49ers.  I’m what you call a “Forty Niner Faithful”.  Through thick and thin, I love the dudes wearing the red and gold.  Yesterday, the City of Santa Clara approved Measure … Continue reading

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Will Verizon Wireless carry the iPhone?

With the debut of the new iPhone 4 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday, I was hoping Steve Jobs might address the rumor that Verizon Wireless plans to carry the phone.  This possibility brings many questions.  It’s obvious that Verizon is deeply committed … Continue reading

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Going the distance

As I have stated in an earlier post, I have a 10-year-old Son with Down syndrome.  Educating a child with an intellectual disability is an enormous undertaking and responsibility.  This is especially true if the parents choose an inclusion approach.  The inclusion … Continue reading

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