Chess & STEM in the North End

Original article by Andrew Reed, IdahoEdNew.org published 12/17/18 Tables are set up with vinyl chess boards and chess pieces on them in the dining hall at City Light Home For Women. Nearly 10 kids start to fill the room and begin to play chess. Some of them play side by side, others have a table…

“Words Matter”

From Rabbi Dan Fink of Boise (Follow this link to hear Dan’s stirring sermon at Boise’s Cathedral of the Rockies on October 28, 2018) Dear Friends— Over the last two days, in the wake of the murders in the Pittsburgh synagogue, so many Boiseans have reached out to me, asking how they can be of…

Idaho Election 2018

A Changing Landscape While Idaho’s biggest metro area is seeing a largely unexpected explosion in growth driven by an influx of newcomers, the results has been a a spike in home prices and a jolt of high-wage jobs in several profession, a decrease in affordable housing, pressures on infrastructure and transportation and more. While Idaho,…

Dr. Ford, Kavanaugh, Sexual Assault

My Preface and Comment If only the Supreme Court nomination process could turn on Brett Kavanuagh’s dubious, inconsistent, ideological qualifications and history in the Bush administration and on the bench. But no. He has been revealed as a blackout drinker and, more than likely, a sexual predator. You bet, as of the this date, the…