I am a high school band director, a choir director, and a guitar teacher. I am a husband, a father, and a grandfather. I ran for Congress in 2016, but I lost the election. I write because it's more socially acceptable than screaming.
I write so people who feel isolated will know that they are not alone. I want to be a voice for people who don't have a face. After writing thousands opinions and commentary in the form of Facebook statuses, I wanted more. My post "I am not Trayvon Martin" was shared over 54,000 times on Facebook and even more around the Internet. I've written for Huffington Post, ADDitude Magazine, and other websites. My lifelong dream of being a footnote was fulfilled when I learned that my writing has been cited in at least two academic journals.
This blog, like my life, is a work in progress. My opinions are subject to change at any moment. My commitment to social justice will not.
Thank you for reading.