The Fieldtrip 10: Sacrifice for the Cause

June 17, 2016 I pledge allegiance To all life In its interdependent diversity. And to the planet Upon which it exists One world, under the sky, Undividable, With harmony and balance For all. I went on a field trip with friends to study to the biodiversity of the open land adjacent to the Utah Tar … Continue reading The Fieldtrip 10: Sacrifice for the Cause


It's been a really, REALLY  long time, but I'm back.  Six years ago I decided to take a break from a lot of things. (That's why you see a huge gap between my last post and this one!) I'm ready to get back to work!

Education facing the budget axe

It's bad enough that Utah Legislators are attempting to destroy the public educational system in the state.  Along with bills that want to transfer control from the State Board over to the Legilators or the Governor (depending on which bill), the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed a total of  $257 million dollars to education … Continue reading Education facing the budget axe

Mineral and Petroleum “Literacy” Act: “Balanced” curriculum?

Legislators are on the move this year to take control of Utah's education system (SJR1 and SJR9).  It seems that there are already steps being taken to write curriculum in the form of legislation. Rep. Jack Draxler, R-Logan, is pushing legislation that would require educators to "consider" adding lessons into the curriculum about energy development, … Continue reading Mineral and Petroleum “Literacy” Act: “Balanced” curriculum?

“Pursuit of Happiness”: Not if some legislators have their way….

....all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Are our state legislators really interested in the values of our Founding Fathers?  Or are they more interested in property rights.....including owning the "pursuit of happiness" as property? … Continue reading “Pursuit of Happiness”: Not if some legislators have their way….