Dear Graduating Seniors

Dear Graduating Seniors

By Bob Houghtaling Dear Graduating Seniors, Congratulations! I am hoping that you, your family and friends will find time to celebrate this important occasion. Before leaving town for vacation, work, the military, or school, I would like to ask for a moment of...
Democracy Is Coming

Democracy Is Coming

By Bob Houghtaling You may wonder why a drug counselor would be writing about politics and how we choose our leaders. It is my opinion that who we choose to lead us, and how we prioritize where funding is allocated, are important concerns. In addition, politics are a...

Just A Thought

By Bob Houghtaling Last week I wrote an article extolling the value of philosophy and how schools would be so much safer if we hired more philosophers to help with life’s big issues. For this article I am hoping to highlight the importance of history, as both a...

A Philosopher In Every School

By Bob Houghtaling In the midst of arguments about the roles guns play in our society I offer this simple solution. We need more philosophers in schools. Sure, metal detectors are important. Sure, resource officers are fabulous. And, sure, new laws must make it more...

A Valuable Lesson

By Bob Houghtaling Social and emotional learning is an essential, but often overlooked, component of the educational process. In a world that seems to move quicker each day, how we communicate, problem solve, and handle stress need to be things that are taught to our...