A Matter Of Panache - The Book
|Part III: INSIDE THE BOX - click here to read excerpt
"But I don’t want to go among mad people,” said Alice. “Oh, you can’t
help that,” said the cat. “We’re all mad here."
Alice and the Cheshire Cat
|Part IV: THE GORDIAN KNOT - click here to read excerpt
"It would be so nice if something made sense for a change."
|Part I: IN THE BEGINNING - click here to read excerpt
"The adventures first…explanations take such a dreadfully long
The Gryphon to Alice
Come meet Evan, the fifteen year old boy at risk for committing
acts of school violence; Simon who, after an ATV accident, had to
have a piece of his brain removed; Mary, the grandmother and
guardian of Evan who is diagnosed with seven personalities
herself; Angela and Charlie, two emotionally troubled kindergarten
children in a remote Alaskan village school; and so many more
students and families......
Come meet the high level administrators found in Alaska, Utah and
Colorado—some of whom seem to wield their power wisely; others
who appear to abuse it shamelessly, violating the rights of the very
children they are there to serve.
And come meet me—at first a “tundra-trekking, village-hopping
school psychologist;” and later as someone with a head injury that
left me second guessing my every action, interaction and reaction.
Left me--an award winning educational psychologist who had
practiced successfully for over twenty years-- suddenly unable to
effect change in the field which for so long had defined the very
core of who I was.
|Part II: THE INJURY - click here to read excerpt
"I’m very brave generally, he went on in a low voice: only today I
happen to have a headache."
Humpty Dumpty to Alice