Most of my blog followers are speakers and debaters. Or, at least, their parents. But perhaps you’re not one of them. I bet you’re curious, so I have a proposition for you. I want you to sign up … [Read more...] about Sign Up for Class (it starts Monday)
Speech and Debate – My Kind of Sport
Not many people know about academic speech and debate, my passion since the early 90s. I've built an entire life around it: a nonprofit, a publishing company, a houseful of teenagers competing throughout the year. It shouldn't be "extra" curricular. Speaking and debating should be a hub of your educational paradigm, and every person should fearlessly take a platform throughout life.
I took in 25 debaters from all over the country to gather in Monument, Colorado, for four days of intense debate training. I will post highlights later, but for now, here are my favorite photos from … [Read more...] about Debate Camp 2018
This is the only picture I'm in. Why? Because I was the Stoa Academy photographer. As well as coach, vendor, speaker and husband. I think the final number was 130 parents who assembled in Irving, … [Read more...] about Stoa Academy 2018 (Photographs)
My company, MonumentMembers.com, is the only non-college sponsor to the National Invitational Tournament of Champions. If you're in San Diego, I'd love to connect. Be sure to stop by my booth and … [Read more...] about The Only Non-college Sponsor
Imagine a football game whose rules, points and plays cared nothing for the viewer, and were so complicated that only its referees were able to keep up, and even their judgment was doubtful. That's … [Read more...] about The Hijacking of Debate (and how to get it back)
The year's first tournament took place in Aurora, Colorado, for the Mile High Conquest. I was yet again honored to be the Tournament Photographer (something I love to do) and captured 145 photos. … [Read more...] about Mile High Conquest 2018