Hi, my name is Derek Parsons.
Professionally for the last 16 years, I have been a teacher of history and philosophy at the high school level, and for 12 years have administered International Baccalaureate programs at two different schools. Aside from that, I’m a father, a husband, a poet, a painter, a gardener, a runner, an outdoors enthusiast, a writer, a reader, and a thinker.
This blog is a place where I go to stretch, push and test some of the reflections I’ve had from experiences related to the categories mentioned above, for they are the lens through which I explore and understand the world. I hope this exploration, this giving of voice and words to feelings and ideas, are as helpful and encouraging to you as they are to me.