I’m really a NICE guy, BUT … 

I’m really a nice guy.  Honestly, I am.   But, in the past few days … I’ve had to become a total *you know what* because leadership is refusing to do right by my people.   So … I’m the local leader of an education association.  There are roughly 1,050 members in the Association –…

New Word: JOBBERY

today marks the last day of work for hundreds of my union members.   a school year that has tendered highs and lows (including firing two Superintendent’s within four months) is coming to a close … but leaving its employees with more answers than questions. urban education has never been accused of being a “well-oiled…

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!!

Today, I celebrate my namesake and hero, Eric Earl Jones, Sr. aka Pastor Jones. My dad joined the ranks of fatherhood at the tender age of twenty.  He had united in love and marriage in the Spring of ’75 with the late Cynthia Ella Short, and Valentine’s Weekend of ’76 began their journey to parenthood….

Fatherhood: A REALLY Unfair Position 

Fatherhood can’t be easy; you are inherently number two.

No matter how dedicated, devoted, and devot he is, it is rare for him to supersede a child’s allegiance to Mom.

Blogging is BAACCKKK!! 

So, I’m trying this again.   Those who’ve known me for awhile know that I enjoy writing and had a blog a decade (or so) ago.  In fact, I remember starting that online diary a few weeks prior to Hurricane Katrina, and that journey helped me heal some personal wounds as well as meet some…

Eleanor turns 6.0

Tonight … we celebrate you. A woman of grace, class, and commitment. A woman of intellect, integrity, and intuition. A woman with charm, character, and charisma. Tonight … it’s all about YOU! You and I first crossed paths as colleagues in the Plainfield School District. You worked at my childhood elementary school – so I…