by Terry Plotkin I have a touch of Peter Pan syndrome. It began as a child when I looked at the adults around me and thought they were boring, and I did not want to become like them. Thus, I was slow to grow up. I am not alone. Being born in a culture that […]


By Terry Plotkin. This is the time of year when Bible believing people think that Moses received the 10 Commandments on Mount Sinai and shared them with the recently freed slaves. It is a simply written code that, were it followed today, things would be much different  (and better) than the way they are now. […]


By Terry Plotkin. I bought a pizza recently from a local shop owned by a Latino immigrant family. We know each other and say hello when we pass on the street. After eating, I went home. I woke up in the middle of the night with a startle, as I realized that I had forgotten […]


Politicians often suggest ways to fix what ails our schools. Among their suggestions: longer school days, more science and math, more testing, more competition, more pay. I donÂ’t believe these are the answers to our education problems, or are even on the right track. When I was in school, I could not stand being there […]