What Gets Counted Counts

“What gets counted counts,” was, for me, the most memorable sentence uttered by any of my school administration professors. I wrote it in big letters, WHAT GETS COUNTED COUNTS, because these four words...Read More →

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Denial

People who spend any amount of time with parents of school-age children have known mothers and fathers whose children can do no wrong. They explain away any reported fault in their children by blaming...Read More →

The Real Meaning of Pity

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau In my teens, I used to see a boy at the beach twirling a straw in front of his eyes while mumbling to himself, always in ...Read More →