Hello everyone (anyone?)

I just randomly logged in and saw that I have used this type of blogging system for college classes-more specifically something to do with English/Language Arts education. I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a few months now and have some time to do it. It’s weird looking back 6-7 years ago to see what I used to write and the assignments I used to do. Good times. This post is to explain why I am writing and what I will most likely be writing about…..

As a 29 year old (old!) married man who may have a family soon, I came to the realization that I need to write. I do not qualify myself as a good writer. In fact I get very nervous at the thought of writing. However, there’s so much stuff in my brain I have to let loose.

To give some background, I am a social studies teacher in Dearborn, MI. I absolutely love my job-no matter how crazy it gets. With the new presidential administration and the growing problems public schools I am very nervous for the future.

With that in mind these are some goals I have for writing:

-First I am going to post all the funny things that happened to me as a teacher. The point is to show the absurdities of the profession. Other than mine, no names will be used to protect the innocent.

-I have been trying to write about the current state of affairs creatively. My source is the punk rock band NOFX’s 1999 song, “The Decline”. Lyrically it is probably my favorite song of all time. Every since around 2011, when I went to South Korea to teach, I have planned in my head a story based off the lyrics of the song. I have not written a single word yet. So some blog posts may be lyrics from that song with me trying to be creative with it.

-Write about the state of affairs of the United States, the world, and my life in general. The basis is to get it out there and fully flesh out thoughts I have about what is going on.

-Write about what I know. I have a myriad of interests: my wife, travel, music, sports, teaching, history, comedy, reading, craft beer, philosophy, financial fraud, politics, school, etc. Basically whatever is on my mind I want to write about it.

So here we go!