Here We Go Again

I see we’re in standby mode, waiting for the next “Guess what Trump Did” video to surface. Oh boy, something else to be collectively horrified about.  This man has been in the public spotlight for several years now. How come none of this was made public before?

The recent “locker room talk” media meltdown? It was recorded back in 2005…when he was a Democrat, and donated a lot of money to Democrat candidates. Apparently it wasn’t newsworthy back then.

Save your false horror. More and more of these “horrible videos/recordings” will magically surface between now and November 8th. He will be politically excoriated by the establishment on both sides of the aisle. Continue reading

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

On Wednesday evening, Maricopa High School held their Winter Honors program.  Rather than waiting until the end of the school year, they decided to honor the First Semester recipients early!


Matthew & Isaiah, with honors!

Matthew made the Honor Roll, with a GPA of 3.0-3.8 for the semester!


Matthew collecting Honor Roll award.

And Isaiah, blooming in his first year of High School, picked up an Academic Excellence award…given for GPA of 4.0 or higher!


Isaiah collecting Academic Excellence award!

I am honored to be their parent!

Report Cards

Well, over the Christmas break, the Semester 1 report cards came in the mail.

Matthew: 2 A, 2 B, 1 C, and a Pass

Isaiah, All A

This is Isaiah’s freshman year in high school, and he has definite plans on what he wants to do when graduates. He is very goal focused, and wants the high grades for a better shot at secondary education after he graduates.

Matthew is a Junior this year, and is working to catch up on what he missed last year, as he did a lot of slacking while in the online school.  We are really proud of how he is doing. He is also a member of the Marching Band, so that takes up a lot of this time as well.

We’re halfway through the school year, and things are still going great.  Hopefully it stays that way for the rest of the year!


Have I Failed My Kids This School Year?

This year, both boys have been enrolled in AZ Virtual Academy, an online-based Charter School.

In hindsight, this was probably not a good idea.  With me working nights, I was not available to work with them during their school days. And on my days off, I couldn’t keep my eyes open enough to be of much support, either.

Part of my responsibility this year was to make sure that they stayed on task, and on target throughout the year.  My Grade…D-

Now they are rushing to catch up with what should have been done earlier, and I need to shoulder most of the blame for them not being done.  To the kids, school is something that needs to be done before they can go off and do other things. With dad only at 40%, it was easy to do the minimum and then let it slide.

Well, they have 48hrs to finish everything up. Where did the year go? Why didn’t I do more? I know I should have, and could have.

So, did I fail my kids this year?  Yeah, I’m pretty sure I did.

And I’m not proud of that fact.