I would surely be fired if I taught the material I was so committed to teach…aka: the truth

UPDATE TO STORY: Many readers are confused by the title’s premise that I would indeed be fired. Truth be told, I never for a moment thought my colleagues were correct — cynical, but wrong. …

And what can be done?

As a veteran of 32 high school campaigns, I have ‘Teacher Dreams.’ I am told that a great many teachers have similar ‘dreams’. Usually, I am back in a classroom or at a high school event like a pep rally floating in strange, surreal dreams. I find myself trying to…

Why ObamaCare really maters in the Covid Era

It is impossible to comprehend the magnitude of the ACA as the COVID-19 rages. However, one thing is not quite immerging in the never-ending media surge of deaths, infections, and vaccines — namely the costs of hospitalizations from Covid and the more insipid aftermath…insurance coverage.

Covid-19 is going to create…

Historians often remind us (because we clearly need reminding) that once there was ‘A Greatest Generation.’ The men and woman of all races and creeds took to the South Pacific Seas, the Normandy Beaches and the White Cliffs of Dover to dismantle murderous regimes.

But there was so much more…

Just in case you missed it, on the campaign trail President Trump let out a sound that only someone paying close attention could decipher. Mr. Trump said on Twitter that “people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream” would “no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built…

Celebrity Shortcuts: Lost in Space

By now most Americans have heard of Malcolm Gladwell’s pronouncement that it takes “10,000 hours” to master something. It should be noted that Mr. Gladwell was not arguing that just doing something badly, like me strumming my guitar over and over and hoping to join the E Street Band, is…

Not for the faint of heart — but with hearts of gold!

I’ve been to the mountain top. It took 32 years, and I can assure you it is worth the hike; however, their are no shortcuts. Malcolm Gladwell is right — ‘10,000 hours is just about right. …

Only if you are flooded or dying of thirst!

“The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. –Carl Sagan

Hospitalized anti-vaxxers blamed for shortages

After 18 months of COVID-19 and 660,000 deaths nationwide, one would think Americans would have sense enough to get free vaccines. Any reasonable person seeing the Delta variant turn red states crimson would conclude that people would see its long past time for a jab…or two. …

One remedy: a NATIONAL AQUEDUCT

“The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. –Carl Sagan

Robert Pacilio

Robert Pacilio’s authored “Meet Me a Moonlight Beach”& “Meetings at the Metaphor Cafe” He’s the 1998 San Diego County “Teacher of the Year”

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