The Crisis of Post-Pandemic Early Elementary Literacy in Montgomery County MD (part one of a four-part series)
Every year, the Montgomery County Public School system utilizes a multi-faceted assessment tool to gauge academic success. It’s called the Evidence of Learning assessment. It is a very sophisticated way
From Whence Cometh Abundance?
Abundance. Lots of something. The accumulation of extra quantity. More than one needs. Plenty. It is the dream of every lottery player: more money than they know what do with.
Passing On the Faith
Many parents of teenagers or adult children ask: how do I pass on my core faith values to my kids? Storybooks and pithy quotes may have been effective when they
Putting up a fight
In May of 1775, over a year before the official birth of this new nation, the Second Continental Congress convened inside Independence Hall, Philadelphia. It was just a month after
Why A New Holiday?
Opal Lee, the woman who has been advocating for years for a federal holiday commemorating Juneteenth, was asked why this holiday is so important given that we already have the
The Serenity Prayer
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” No, this simple prayer was not written
Seven Great Beginner Bike Routes in the Area
Don’t wait for summer: Spring and Fall are the best times to be outdoors, after the winter thaw and before the burning heat of July and August. April & May
The Face of Joy
Last Saturday there was a family outing in Germantown. There was no food (at least not for consumption), no games or recreation. There was no service provided these families, no
Tired of National Politics? Think Local!
Sometimes it is difficult to comprehend the importance of keeping up with national news and international news when our influence upon it, for most of us, boils down to a
New Neighbor? What An Opportunity!
A few weeks ago, the house across the street sold. Last week, a single gentleman moved in. A new neighbor. Folks who know my gregarious disposition would not be surprised