Mike Matthews

My thoughts after 60 years on this planet on family, public education, cooking, and life.

Recent Posts

Our Favorite Holiday is Here

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The Thanksgiving Tree is up in our home, both of my sons are coming home, and we   [...]   View Post →

The Crazy Costs of College, and a Great Weekend at Colorado School of Mines

He’s a little taller, and his sense of humor has gotten even better. Of course, that’s coming from me, a   [...]   View Post →

Halloween, Closed Drawers, and Empty Nests

Halloween is a big deal in our neighborhood. Our area is one of the few places in Malibu where streets   [...]   View Post →

Critical Race Theory – A Superintendent and History Teacher’s Perspective

Critical Race Theory. It’s something I had never heard of until September of last year. And then, I began getting   [...]   View Post →

An Ode to Masters Swimming and the Science of Improvement

I remember my first day of swim practice, way back when I was six years old. It was at the   [...]   View Post →

Eggplant, Biscuits, and Ted Lasso

We have lived in our neighborhood for almost 30 years now. There are so many great parts of living here   [...]   View Post →

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