This is my first sentence of my first-ever blog at the age of forty-nine years old (soon to be FIFTY January 6, 2016) and I bet you will find something wrong with this first sentence. Syntax? Micro-aggression because I mentioned my age. Something will be wrong with what I write because you of how you read it. I would ask that one read my blogs with an understanding that what I write is an “opinion.” There will be facts, such as I am married to a woman; have been since March 30, 1991. We have two beautiful children. Those are facts. My wife is the best wife in the world: OPINION. Two beautiful children: OPINION. (Strongly believe in those OPINIONS, but they are opinions.)
So, what will be the focus of my blogs: EDUCATION / FAMILY . I am a high school music teacher. I have been a high school music teacher since July 3, 1989. Love it. However, I do see the end coming near and I will share that with you in the future.
This may be the shortest blog I write… but I want to give you a taste / introduction of where I am going. I have attached an article that would be something I would share. I believe PUBLIC SCHOOLS need to support the PUBLIC, which includes RELIGION. If a music teacher can find good music (of course, “good” is in the “ear-of-the-beholder”) or music that contains specific musical elements (rhythms, key signatures, dynamics, etc.), why does it matter if it is sacred or secular? It is a PUBLIC SCHOOL. What happened to PUBLIC? I understand why there would be folks worried about a MUSLIM song, but that worry is YOUR WORRY and your CHOICE to be worried. Please consider how your “worry” is handed down to your children. I think all parents should really embrace what the parent (the parent / family member) is teaching his / her children.
From this Christian man: congratulations to the teacher for finding a Muslim song to go with the Christian and Jewish songs. I wish all of us a more safe and tolerant / free world in 2016.