Another Cure for the Common Childhood

Children acting like…uh, children? We have a pill for that: “With more than six million American children having received a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, concern has been rising that the condition is being significantly misdiagnosed and overtreated with prescription medications. Yet now some powerful figures in mental health are claiming to have identified […]

Proud to be a War Criminal

The war criminals have been crawling out of the woodwork lately. Boasting about being part of the Bush administration Ministry of Torture seems to be the thing to do lately. First there was former VP Dick Cheney in a speech at American University (who must be really desperate for guest speakers) on March 28 making […]

Education in the News

The Houston Chronicle has been buzzing over the last several weeks. A teacher in HISD wrote a column that talked about teacher burnout and why it happens. Of course, while I am a teacher, it isn’t prudent for me to comment about what is going on in HISD or at Westside High School. After all, […]

Missing Malaysian Airliner to be Used in a Terror Attack?


I have believed the Malaysia Air Flight 370 Boeing 777 aircraft was diverted from the first I heard that the plane was reported missing last weekend.  Why? First, they were flying in good weather.  Second, 777s are renowned for being reliable and virtually bullet proof.  They are the go-to aircraft on transocean flights and the […]