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Under Construction

Poop Deck Community Members, Please pardon my dust. I have many more stories to tell and share, but I am facing the last three days of the school year – after which the Captain will reappear. There’s a lot happening and a fun summer ahead. Stay ready. That’s all for now. Captain….out!

7 Villains All Parents Should Watch For

It’s a big week for superheroes, or so I have heard, and some of the biggest and most resilient superheroes are parents. Think about it, parents, you have a mission – you have sworn to protect and develop the children that you have, and yet there are forces out there attempting to thwart your endeavors.

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Like a Superhero

There’s a pretty big movie coming out this week, and you are going to hear me talk/blog/tweet/write about it a lot because I am a huge superhero fan. As an English teacher I see comics as our modern day twist on mythology and the never ending search to find that buried quality within us that

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The Swiffer Effect #SwifferDads

One of my daughter’s favorite songs, years ago, was a Laurie Berkner song called “I’m a Mess”. She thought it was hilarious. She would laugh and sing along as Laurie sang, “I’m a mess, I’m a mess, I’m a big old messy mess…” And she was right because, frankly, kids are messy. And it seems

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