Losing the StuCo President Election Changed My Life

Sometime during the 1968-69 academic year, elections were held at Olathe High School for Student Council President. 50 years later, I can’t remember why I decided to run for that post.  I imagine it had more to do with popularity than better student government but it is possible I had loftier ambitions. Just the year … Continue reading Losing the StuCo President Election Changed My Life

Breaking the Rules (Written or Otherwise): Dead Poet’s Society Re-Viewed

    Professor Keating surely pushed the boundaries at Welton Academy, didn’t he? We all know this story, don’t we?  It’s fictional, found in the movie The Dead Poet’s Society, but in it we see the courage of teachers who will simply not be confined to soul-sucking constraints, mustn’t we?.  Welton is conservative, it’s a … Continue reading Breaking the Rules (Written or Otherwise): Dead Poet’s Society Re-Viewed

RBG: My Review

My Review:  Don’t Miss It! That is, if you are interested in learning about one the most influential people of our times.  If you are interested in learning about the strange bond of friendship and respect between her and her anti-her, the equally brilliant Justice Antonin Scalia. You’ll smile when you see her appearing as a … Continue reading RBG: My Review

Reading the Local Paper

The headline: Kearney, Kroth Address Optimists The Lead: “At the noon meeting of the Olathe Optimist Club yesterday, Tom Kearney and Mike Kroth spoke on their experiences last week at Boy’s State.” Best quote: “In his speech, Kearney reiterated the words of the 1969 governor who said, ‘I don’t believe in a black race or … Continue reading Reading the Local Paper