As I write this, my 7-month-old daughter is sleeping on me in a baby carrier. She has COVID 19. She has had fever for 4 days, lots of congestion, and a bad cough. My wife and I are both vaccinated. We also both wear masks inside stores and near other…

It’s about time Democrats started playing hardball, too

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On Monday, June 12, enough Democrats from the Texas House of Representatives left the state to end the special legislative session called by Republican Governor Greg Abbott. The legislature must have enough members present, a quorum, to be in session and Democrats denied that quorum when they left the state…

On June 24, the Cy-Fair ISD school board meeting was dominated by public comment on critical race theory and whether it has infiltrated the schools to brainwash and indoctrinate children. Those words are not hyperbole used by this author to disparage the views of those he opposes, but the actual…

Although the anti-democratic signs have been present for much longer, the Republican Party accelerated its drift toward authoritarianism during the Trump presidency and went into overdrive after the 2020 election and January 6 Insurrection. Democrats, so far, have attempted in good faith to defend the republic, equality under the law…

The current Texas legislative session has been difficult to watch from the sidelines. I was a candidate for the Texas House in 2020 and named the Texas Social Studies Teacher of the Year in 2019 by the Texas Council for the Social Studies (TCSS). House Bill 3979, introduced by Republican…

Introduction

This reflection is not intended to criticize any individual or organization within the Democratic Party or liberal/progressive eco-system. It is also not an attempt to blame others for getting my ass kicked! It is meant purely as anecdotal commentary and feedback from a first-time candidate. I know more about…

The first thing you, the reader, should know is that I am a teacher. The second thing you should know is that I respect police officers and appreciate their service to the community. …

Introduction

I started writing this earlier this evening, in my head. I often express lengthy thoughts and feelings in my head and then never write it down later. I have probably written a book by now while driving, doing dishes, mowing the lawn, and folding clothes. My thoughts are always…

Bryan James Henry

Dad, husband, educator, activist, and Texas surfer.

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