Friday, October 28, 2016


On those days that I ride my bike to school my students often notice that it doesn't have a kickstand.  That kind of boggles their mind.  Then they ask..."How come you just lean it against the wall?"  My corny response is that "my bike is tired....actually, it's two tired."  Before you roll your eyes, please understand that I work with 140 8th graders each day (and this is my 22nd year!)  Please cut me some slack...those corny jokes get me some street cred.

It's October and I'm no longer KEEPING AN EYE ON THE CORN.  The scenery; however, is just as amazing! -- October 28, 2016

The reality anyone who rides a bicycle can tell you...when I'm on my bike it becomes a living part of me.  No matter how tired I am after a day of teaching my butt off, once I get on my bike I feel like a new person.  It literally energizes me.  So, on a Friday afternoon, as I walked up the driveway and into my garage after a long week of teaching in hormone heaven...I passed my bike hanging on the wall.  After kissing my wife, prepping dinner, and pulling on the gear I headed out for a brisk ten miles.  My bike wasn't too tired this afternoon...and as soon as I started down the road...neither was I.

My 2012 Specialized Roubaix and my 2016 Stumpjumper provide me with so much energy and so much fun! -- October 28, 2016

Life is a journey...not a destination.

David A. Raymond -- October 28, 2016

I'm surely not too tired to make my wife dinner and celebrate her long deserved and long overdue promotion! -- October 28, 2016