Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Antony John is Awesome

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

For this weekend, through Monday (September 9th), awesome writer Antony John agreed to match any donations to my grant to get an iPad for my students. Click here to donate! Seriously. Even a dollar would help.


Gimme money

Thursday, September 5th, 2013


Actually, give money to my students. Actually, give money to, so my students can have access to a new iPad. Even a buck would help. Just follow the link below. Thanks.

EdLife Mizzou

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

The education department of my old college, the University of Missouri, Columbia, interviewed me for their magazine, EdLife! Check it out, I’m on page 22.


Monday, May 20th, 2013

Our thoughts are with the people of Oklahoma tonight. We can only imagine the hell they’re going through right now.

How Cool is This?

Sunday, April 28th, 2013


Seriously. How cool is this?

Proud uncle

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

My wonderful sister Katie just gave birth to twins, Nora and Hank:

Tomorrow will be a better day…

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the Connecticut tragedy and their loved ones.

We give thanks…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Read about what I’m thankful for (and not so thankful for) over at YA Outside the Lines.

This is why I don’t discuss immigration on the net anymore…

Monday, November 26th, 2012


I’m coming to Joplin!

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Here’s a great promotional video for my upcoming visit to the Joplin Public Library on July 31st. It’s nice to be mentioned on television without the words ‘police standoff.’