"Welcome to Here"
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.
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
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(Check back here in the next few months to see some unpublished excerpts from my first opus of series, Risk Man !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:
This is a place for people to share their best stories.
I will chronicle my life and ideas as a Montessori Teacher.
I will share my progress towards publishing my first Children's Book.
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.