Book Review by Mark Mamerow

The P.S. Wars: Last Stand at Custer High paints a realistic picture of teachers under pressure by Mark Mamerow    To any reader familiar with American high school public education, the teachers who inhabit Geoff Carter’s The P.S. Wars will strike an immediate and familiar chord. Frumpy and frazzled, these mostly middle-aged educators are fighting … Continue reading Book Review by Mark Mamerow

The Common Thread

Baseball is a paradox; it is a game of cerebral cunning and brute strength, fierce individual competition and seamless teamwork, and interminable waiting violently punctuated by bursts of fierce physical action. It can be serious and goofy, relaxing yet intense, or simultaneously brutal and graceful. It is mathematics, geometry, and statistics—endless statistics—but it is also … Continue reading The Common Thread

Baby, Let Me Follow You Down

I started writing a piece about the Supreme Court hearings this week, hoping to gain some kind of insight on these bizarre proceedings, but everything I touched on had been said already: the hypocrisy of the Republicans, Brett Kavanaugh’s arrogance, his air of entitlement, Dr. Ford’s courage and her forthrightness on the stand, and more. … Continue reading Baby, Let Me Follow You Down

Exotica: Where the Wild Things Are

I’m the member of a social networking app called Next Door (Riverwest Chapter) which helps neighbors connect for all sorts of reasons: crime alerts, giveaways, lost pets, get-togethers, sales, advice—today’s digital version of the flyers you used to find taped the neighborhood light poles. Recently, I saw a post on the app titled “Iguana” which … Continue reading Exotica: Where the Wild Things Are

Books Matter: The P.S. Wars: Last Stand at Custer High

By Dave Watson, Editor Movies Matter The P.S. Wars by Geoffrey Carter could easily be a movie. We grow to know these characters through action and daily interaction in the life of a teacher. We like some of them, but Carter is more concerned with us recognizing them, if however quickly, which we all do with … Continue reading Books Matter: The P.S. Wars: Last Stand at Custer High