Chess Lessons

SHARE VIA EMAIL *A Few Chess Lessons* The dogs and I are on our evening walk. It’s a longer than usual as my friend Carmel and I are chatting via my wireless headset about the chess lessons we took in New York City in the early 1980s. It’s raining hard, but I’ve lived...

What we are really saying

SHARE VIA EMAIL My classroom. North Portland. September 2016. This week, I will meet five new sets of students. It’s my seventh year as a full-time high school math teacher. Today is our second day and the second day that I’m not doing any mathematics in the...

Believe in Hope

SHARE VIA EMAIL Yesterday I was moved by the wise words from CNN commentator and former Obama advisor Van Jones: Some things you have to see believe – like what we saw today at the Capitol. But there are also things you gotta BELIEVE in order to SEE. I believe...

Two Lessons for 2021

SHARE VIA EMAIL Two Lessons for 2021 ### The 77% Weekly. ### Rabbi Brian. ROTB.org ### 40/52 weeks a year in your in-box 1. Good enough is good enough   The second section of this article, the next part, has been upcycled from a 2019 issue.   By upcycling, I mean...

Christmas Magic

SHARE VIA EMAIL Christmas Magic ### The 77% Weekly. ### Rabbi Brian. ROTB.org ### 40/52 weeks a year in your in-box No Wreath Annie and I are BFFs. Her dance card opened up for me as her pubescent brother prefers to spend more time with his peers. We are gabbing,...