In 1996 I published, produced and performed The Andy Zucker Story to be sold on CDs and cassette tapes. This spoken word performance was re-released on October 1st, 2021, in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The tale is now available on iTunes and just about everywhere sound recordings are streamed.
Here I share my experiences from nearly 30 years as an educator. Included are my opinions, anecdotes, and research on a variety of topics involving education leadership, management, and policies.
"Creativity is intelligence having fun." Albert Einstein
I believe we were all born to be creative. Musicians, artists, performers, and novelists contribute to a wonderful world. Through my short stories, I hope to inspire more wonder.
My Top 5 Book Picks for Companions to Mugamore
The best (modern) Black-ish American memoirs & autobiographies
The first twenty-five years of my life appeared to be atypical for an inner-city African American boy from a large family... In the early 1970s, my parents did something unprecedented for a working-class African American family from Queens: They bought an old, dilapidated farmhouse in Upstate New York's dairy country as a summer home. What other unusual life experiences that impact people of color have taken place on the American tapestry?
My Top 5 Book Picks for Companions to Echoes from the Farm
The best books about rural life in upstate New York
My home city's iconic landmarks create a psychological veil that blinds people to the vast open spaces that dominate New York State. While the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square and Broadway are wonderful places, Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes, Catskills and Adirondacks are spectacular. I love to share my experiences and the history of New York's northern and western rural regions.