Monday, October 29, 2007


I don't think its really hit me yet but a big congratulations go out to the Red Sox. After going 86 years not winning one, to have done it twice in 4 years is pretty incredible. These are special times to be a New England sports fan for sure. My only question is, why don't they have the parade on Saturday so more people can attend?

Special thanks goes out to everyone who attended our sophomore class fundraiser at Friendly's on Monday night. It was great to see so many students as well as some supportive faculty members who went out of their way to stop by. We wouldn't be successful without people like you.

Is this school year flying by for anybody else besides me? Hard to believe Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away!

I just started reading "The Sixties" during SSR. Has anybody else read this? The 1960's is one of my favorite periods in history and I've been meaning to read this book for years. So far so good.

I hope everyone has a good week. Enjoy your free tacos on Tuesday.

Monday, October 22, 2007

I'm Happy...

...for a lot of reasons.

How about the fact that Norton High School had a tremendous showing this past Friday night at the Cann Family Walk-a-Thon. The staff, students, and community really did itself proud. I can tell just how much work went into planning this massive event and all those who assisted in that process deserve a ton of credit. Kudos to everyone involved.

And how about those Red Sox? I feel fortunate to be living in this era of success for the old town team. Think about all the Sox fans from 1918 through 2004 who never got to see their team win anything. We are very lucky to have seen them win it all in 2004 and now they have the chance to do it again. Lets appreciate this while it lasts!

And I'm also happy for the simple fact that I have a loving family, great friends, and a job that I enjoy going to everyday. What is better than that? I think far too often we think about the things we don't have in life and dwell on it. Life goes by far too quickly not to sit back, relax, and enjoy what you have. You'll be a better person for it. Think about it.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

New England

I just recently had the chance to spend a couple of days up in the Mt. Washington area of New Hampshire. Lots of seasonal activities, great weather, beautiful mountain scenery and foliage...what a perfect time of year to be in New England.

It got me thinking about how fortunate I feel to have grown up in this special part of the world. I don't think enough people take advantage and appreciate all that New England has to offer. Over the last few months, I've had the opportunity to spend time in each New England state for one reason or another. They all really have their own character and special appeal. Whether you enjoy the city life, beaches, mountains, wilderness, New England has something for everyone. Anybody who has had me in class this year also knows how I feel about having so much history in our own backyard.

What makes New England special to you? Do you have a favorite area of New England that you've been to? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts. I personally enjoy Cape Cod and Vermont. Can you recommend a great spot for a vacation?

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Columbus Day

So we've reached the first "long" weekend of the 2007-2008 school year. We can all agree that 3 day weekends are great, right? But can anybody tell me why we celebrate Columbus Day?

So in 1492, he sailed the ocean blue, right? Or did he? How was the story of Columbus taught to you in elementary school? Was he portrayed as a hero? More than likely.

I'll make this a quick post but I'll ask you to follow this link to an article written by Jack Weatherford, author of "Indian Givers."

Mr. Weatherford is one of many historians who wish that the true story of Columbus be put out in the mainstream for people to read. Anyone who has read "Lies My Teacher Told Me" is also familiar with the information Weatherford has laid out.

Let me know your thoughts on Columbus, especially after reading what Weatherford has to say.