Continued Biking Adventures!

For those of you who have been following our biking, we had another terrific year! Linda again flew out to Oregon so we could do the Seattle to Portland, and I just returned from the City to Shore fundraiser for MS – a ride from just outside Philly to Ocean City, NJ and back. Both […]

Pictures from this Past Year

Packing my bike to go to the east coast… my son Cameron is a great help! Finish line of last year’s MS ride. Just Linda and me. This year we’ll be part of Andy’s team, not just riding in memory of his father! Here is the most amazing woman – she is 85 and has […]


The ASCA conference is nearly upon us, which means we’ve wrapped up another school year. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year. This is a time when I can sit back to consider new trends and unusual phenomenon in the greater arena of school crisis. One way I measure that is […]


Many of you ask how I stay so very optimistic in the face of the kinds of circumstances that fill my work. And those of you who attended my keynote at the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association Conference or the conference for counselors in North Dakota all know – biking is one of the major stress […]

One of the things we talk about in training is how important care for the caregiver is — those of us who work in fields that are demanding of us on a psychological or emotional level can easily hit burn-out if we aren’t finding wonderful ways of rejuvenation and renewal. I thought it would be […]

BLOG 101 ~ How to read comments, and ask questions…

For those that are new to “Blogging” here’s a tip: Several people have posted comments, asked questions, and want to read what others have written and what my feedback has been. To read these things, just go to the bottom of the “post” or “letter” that I have written, and there is a little line […]

Virginia Tech

It is with great sadness that we send out this message. Our hearts are heavy as we all hold great compassion for those whose lives have been shattered by this terrible event at Virginia Tech. Many of you on our mailing list are in K-12 schools, but many of you are also parents of college […]

Reflections on the shooting at Nickel Mines

Although I will edit some of the journaling I did while in Pennsylvania following the shooting of the Amish chidlren at Nickel Mines school, for now I’ll begin with just an over arching thought. With all of the school shootings we’ve had in the past, there has been a righteous anger, a wall of anger […]

In Crisis Now?