Author Archives: abacch01

The First Step

In the midst of one of my Father’s relapses into addiction, he told me that rehab wouldn’t help.  I was shocked and confused at this statement but Daniel Bacchus Jr. informed me that rehab was pointless unless he was ready … Continue reading

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Chasing the Wind

I set with a wise man the other day and the following conversation took place…

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To the Suburbs

I felt like I was abandoning the black inner city kids in Chester, PA.  I had spent the first 5 years of my teaching career in schools that were predominately African American and I believed my biggest impact would be … Continue reading

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Cancer Doesn’t Care

I’ve now sat with my Mother through several of her chemo therapies and have walked away with one major takeaway.  

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A Letter from Corey

We truly can only speak to our life experiences and even though I have dealt with the loss of loved ones, I have not dealt with the loss of my mother.  During my time in education, I have had to … Continue reading

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I Ain’t Changed

  Big Corey: Yo, I ain’t changed.  John, “Mr. Coast Guard Academy” has changed!

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Wins and Losses

“What was the score of the Delaware game?”

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