Teaching doesn't have to be complicated.
Elementary School is a strange world. Lots of life happens there and not all of it is pretty. In fact, it's a pretty rough place where kids learn hard ...
Actually, the book's REAL title is American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard (Penguin Books, 2011). This review demonstrates that I've been ...
The Maya are a cautionary example for all of us, a prophecy not by words but by deeds. A formal follow-up to a paper I wrote in 2007 and a non-technical version of which I published here, I'll be ...
Or reverse sexist, whatever language you prefer. That's because most of them come into being around Republicans and their New! Improved!!! Whiter Than White!!!! abortion and rape laws.
I have ...
The 12 Hours of Sebring is the oldest running Sports Car race in North America and this year is the 61st running. Taking place in Sebring, Florida on an old army airfield base that hasn't been ...
First, you should read this surreal article from "New York" about conservative activists and "intelligentsia" (if such a word could be applied) on a cruise ship, lamenting the loss of America to the ...
Michael A Martin
To Be Published in DowntownLALife Magazine
This Story is not mean to characterize the behavior or actions of first responders. Rather, and ...
I'm a long time left-liberal-progressive with a Mexican-American father and ever since I visited the Republic of Cuba in 1991 as a tourist on the sly through the Bahamas I have dreamed of the day ...
Burning the Midnight Oil for the Arc of the Sun
Crossposted from: Voices on the Square
Way back in the third Presidential debate (that was pre-Sandy), the challenger said: Our Navy is older — ...
I remember hearing that Muhammad Ali was Barack Obama’s favorite athlete, so maybe this is an appropriate story to tell the day after Obama’s victory. As I was listening to the network coverage ...