Mike Matthews

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

Recent Posts

For the Beautifully Better, and Overcoming the Worse

We had a wedding last weekend. It was perfect. Well, it was as perfect as life these days would allow   [...]   View Post →

Opening Day of School!

My apologies for the three-week span between posts. I should have expected it. My new job takes a lot of   [...]   View Post →

Reflections on Dominating 5th Grade Math Speed Drills

I love it when people comment on my blog posts. I was inspired to write this post when my friend   [...]   View Post →

Want to Understand LA? Vin Scully is a Really Good Start.

As a kid who grew up in Arkansas, I never even imagined living in Los Angeles. LA was glitzy, red   [...]   View Post →

Pursuing Happiness: The Art of Vacationing

I suffered just enough. A while back, as I prepared for our every-other-year bike trip, I wrote that I had   [...]   View Post →

Yogi Berra Would Not Have Liked Malibu Summers

No one goes to Malibu, my home since 1993, in the summer. It’s way too crowded. OK – that’s a   [...]   View Post →

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