I'm Jerry Partacz, happily married to my wife Julie for over 40 years. I have four children and five grandchildren.

I'm enjoying retirement after 38 years of teaching. I now have an opportunity to share my thoughts on many things. I'm an incurable optimist.

I love to read, to garden, to play the piano, to collect stamps and coins, and to watch "Curb Your Enthusiasm". I also love to solve crossword puzzles and to write light verse.

In "The Sword and the Stone" Merlin says, "Learn why the world wags and what wags it." That's my philosophy, and that's what this blog is all about.