A Radical Update. . .

I feel like I’ve got to give you a bit of a personal update, Radical Readers.  I’m currently wrestling with a family emergency that is consuming all of my mental and physical energies.  My dad has been seriously ill over the past week and I’ve traveled home to be with him and to support my family.

Now, nothing makes my father prouder than reading through my work!  He’s not an educator by trade—and he tends to hold viewpoints that are far more conservative than mine have ever been!—but our greatest conversations over the past few years have started from something that I’ve written here.

My mom told me today that she’d come home from work three or four times a week and find my dad poking through my thoughts.  He’d look at her, smile and say, “We raised one bright cookie, didn’t we Fox?”

So when I get a chance to write in the next few weeks, I’m going to!  Dad would want that.

But if you find that I’m posting less than I usually do, I know you’ll understand.

Be well,


8 thoughts on “A Radical Update. . .

  1. jane

    I wonder if your parents know that a group of pre-service teachers here in the Northwest have become Radical Groupies and often just casually quote you in class as we’re discussing all sorts of issues in teaching. Your dad has every reason to be very proud.
    We’re all thinking of you.

  2. Bill Ferriter

    Thanks a ton for the kind words and prayers. Without a doubt, all are much appreciated.
    Things are still very shaky here….but knowing that others care is quite cool.
    Be well,

  3. Doyle Nicholson

    Sorry to hear about your dad, Bill. I pray that he gets better soon. Just in case my name sounds familar, we were at NCCAT together for the Leadership seminar for TOY’s. I hope everything else is going well.

  4. Nancy Flanagan

    Dear Bill,
    Time spent with family is never regretted. No explanations necessary. Work is always there when you come back to it.
    My best to your family,

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