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Updated: Nov 5, 2022


 
I'm a Triple Threat

 

I'm a teacher, writer, father, and all around student of life.

I made most of my life goals when I was still rocking underoos.




(source: Wikipedia)


When I was about 7 years old, I decided that I was going to be a teacher, a writer, and a father.

My goals haven't changed much since then.


What does that say about me?


(My mom decided, before I was born, that I was going to be a visual artist. She named me Peter Max. )


(Google him. He was pretty psychedelic, even for the 70's.)




She was half right.


Anyway, this is my first blog post and it's likely to be pretty rambling because I haven't done this

(a.k.a blogging)

for awhile. But I'm trying to get serious about a very important goal.

I NEED to publish my first children's book in the next 2 years. Why in the next two years?



I've been a teacher since the 1990's so that means:

  • I'm super awesome

  • I've been a teacher since Michael Jordan dominated the NBA

  • I was alive for the birth of Hip Hop

  • I'm "old" ( I prefer the term experienced )

  • This is not my first Clown Car

In 2016, I finally became a dad. I'm glad I waited. Twenty something Peter was NOT the intellectual juggernaut nor the mild mannered zen master you see before you.


So, I made it through the pandemic,

  • I'm a teacher

  • I'm a father

  • I've performed at the Minnesota Fringe Festival (about being a father)

but I have not YET published a book. I've been writing stories since I was in second grade.


(Check back here in the next few months to see some unpublished excerpts from my first opus of series, Risk Man ! He's a secret agent, he has a car, and Spy Gadget... Beware!)


This, my first blog under my own domain name will be devoted to following Intentions:


Intentions:

  1. This is a place for people to share their best stories.

  2. I will chronicle my life and ideas as a Montessori Teacher.

  3. I will share my progress towards publishing my first Children's Book.

  4. I will offer insight into what it means to Parent with Care.

Spoiler Alert: I'll be talking mainly about books, babies, the Big Bang and many other topics related to being a Triple Threat but other stuff is going to come up. I'm sure I'll get into the fact that I love video games, comic books, chess and that I speak 4 languages, have taught in 5 Universes ( 3 states and 2 other countries). Also, I live with depression and anxiety. I don't always "suffer" from it but I do live with it. The more I talk to adults (especially writers, artists, teachers, and performers) I'm finding it hard to find a normal adult who DOESN'T do the dance with some sort of mental illness, so I'm just gonna get that out front from the top. And for the 3 of you reading this who have never visited a therapist, taken prescription medication, nor dealt personally with mental health challenges.... We should talk. You may need to take a closer look at few things.

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