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Retirement, Week 2: Driven to write about Boyle Heights protests

This isn’t going so well.  I am having news withdrawal symptoms.  I look at some of the Twitter feed and the email subscriptions I get every day and think them boring.  But my fingers want to be on a keyboard, and there are ideas out there that need exploring. I’ve been fascinated by the Boyle [...]

On the First Week of retirement…

On the first week of retirement my true love gave to me….  A list of all the things I hadn’t done around the house while using writing the EdWeek column as an excuse.  Since I’ve been a workaholic for a long time, the list is long. Neighbor Arthur’s elm was brushing against the tile roof [...]

Where in the world is @CTKerchner

Soon, maybe already, ‘On California’ will no longer be listed among the active blogs at EdWeek.org.  It should be available in the archive at the bottom of their blog listing. I will be jotting things here at mindworkers.com and probably, because I can’t help myself, at other locations.  

Using the ‘R’ Word

  Last week I put ‘On California,’ my column at EdWeek.org on hiatus, maybe permanently.  Retirement has always been a funny concept to me.  I’ve failed at earlier attempts, but it’s time for an earnest try. Here’s what I wrote: I was 16 when I walked into the Barrington (Illinois) Courier-Review with the object of [...]

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Charles Taylor Kerchner is an Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Claremont Graduate University. My daily musings appear in the blog. The archives of my EdWeek blog are available via link under the 'On California' head. Some of my photography can be seen by clicking on 'Gallery.' And numerous links to academic work and other research and commentary can be found by clicking on 'Projects.'

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