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My 2020 Holiday Wish List

 This was always one of my favorite posts back when I was keeping up with this blog. "Letters to Santa" are one of my favorite holiday traditions. Yes, I am 45, but that is not going to stop me from writing my letter to Santa. "Black Friday" is the perfect day for this post. Who knows....if there was ever a year we could all use a visit from Santa it is 2020. In order of importance to me.....here we go: A safe, effective Covid 19 vaccine : This is top on the list because it will make everything about 2021 better for so many others, not just for me All those first responders and medical personnel, that have difficult jobs in normal times, will have a return to "routine" work days....which are rarely that normal to begin with. Small business owners, especially those in dining, entertainment, leisure, and travel industries can thrive and survive. I miss being able to meet my dad and friends for beers at the local bar. I miss travel. All my friends in educatio

November 2020 Read of the Month

 Sorry, I have been slacking with my November Read of the Month. I have been spending a great deal of time working in my library trying to get it 100% set up after a summer remodel. Thankfully I have about 98% of the books shelved and now I am just waiting on new furniture in December.  Ok, enough rambling about my library...it is time to introduce the November 2020 Read of the Month... A perfect book selection for the month of November Election 2020 has led me to my  November Read of the Month   The Red and the Blue The 1990's and the Birth of Political Tribalism by Steve Kornacki. I have the book sitting here in my office and have been wanting to read it for a while. Watching Kornacki for hours during election week peaked my interest to pick the book up and give it a read. A few reasons I am looking forward to reading this book: I am a political geek, and this kind of stuff peaks my interest I really like Steve Kornacki He is a proud geek, just like me His work on the election ma

October Read of the Month Review

It is the first day of the month, that means it is time to review my " Read of the Month " from last month. My pre-ordered copy of Mick McCabe's Golden Yearbook  finally arrived and it is going to be a great addition to the library at Carlson High School. It is a great book for any sports fan in Michigan. Here are some reasons why I am such a fan of the book: A thorough review of the top "All-Time" Michigan High School football and basketball athletes and coaches A thorough review of the top "All-Time" football and basketball teams Some great stories about some of the most famous prep stars and coaches in Michigan history. Rankings of Michigan prep stadiums, school nicknames, and concession stands (something I am always reviewing while coaching/attending events). Outstanding photographs from The Detroit Free Press  archives McCabe's outstanding writing, which always makes me laugh and think.   Not Going to lie, it was cool to get a "Shout Out&