Hello. Apologies to people who attempted to access this site while it was down. I hope that it has come back with everything where it should be.

Today I have posted the first in a series of commentaries on the current state of efforts to link reading research and reading education (classroom practices, curricula, teacher education). These are more like an article than a series of blog posts (unless you like blog posts with footnotes!). This isn’t really a blog; I obviously don’t manage it like one; it’s a repository for comments, presentations, slide decks, articles and other materials.

I passed a couple of milestones recently: I turned 70 and retired from my academic job. I don’t feel 70, but even if 70 is the new 60, it’s a pretty big number. Retiring means I won’t be teaching, supervising graduate or undergraduate students, or attending faculty meetings, after more than 40 years of doing so. I am not going away, but I’m not going to be on call to put out fires on the internet, either.

Thanks for your patience.

Verification of retired status

Got to Venice before the canals dried up!
This dish in Florence might have been the
best thing I’ve ever eaten. Top 5 for sure.
Gorgeous orchid from a festival
in Santa Barbara