Sandy Kress - Advocate & Leader in Education

Sandy Kress made a personal decision 25 years ago to transfer the energy and spirit he had devoted earlier in his life in the partisan political arena to the task of reforming public education. Sandy Kress has said, “It came to me way back then that if we get education right, our people will do… Continue Reading

Emily Dickinson and the Brain

Emily Dickinson and the Brain

This week Camille Kress and I look at, and write about, Emily Dickinson’s provocative poem, The Brain. The Brain—is wider than the Sky— For—put them side by side— The one the other will contain With ease—and You—beside— The Brain is deeper than the sea— For—hold them—Blue to Blue— The one the other will absorb— As… Read More…

Emily Dickinson and Hope

Emily Dickinson and Hope

My wife, Camille Ware Kress, and I are big fans of the great American poet, Emily Dickinson. Frequently, we’ll put life aside and devote an hour to the wonderful work of reading, discussing, and coming to an understanding of one of her poems. We buy all sorts of editions of her work. We travel to… Read More…

Russell Westbrook Should Win – Narrowly

Russell Westbrook Should Win – Narrowly

Amidst many thrilling sports stories this year, we now have a stunning competition for the NBA MVP. Watching several future Hall of Famers duke it out – how cool! I suspect this is not the year for reigning champ, Stephen Curry. Nor will it be for Chris Paul or Kevin Durant, two extraordinary players who’ve… Read More…

Think about it, Senator Schumer

Think about it, Senator Schumer

I am increasingly reluctant to write about political matters these days. Though politics used to be both my avocation and vocation, I’ve turned my attention and passion elsewhere in recent years. Further, as divided as we are, I resist contributing to that division. So, when I blog on politics, I tend to do so as… Read More…