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Seven Good Characteristics

Here are seven character traits that help make life worthwhile:



Self Control

Social Intelligence




What's Really Important

Your grade is not the most important thing about this course.

The most important thing is  that you're using your mind and your heart and your soul on the way to maturity.

Life After High School -- Headed for College? ACT? SAT? Military?

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From whom would you like to take an English class?  My top four:

Rudolf Flesch

Molly Ivins

Dorothy Parker

Mark Twain

Send me an email with your list of favorites.

Math Teachers

From whom would you like to take a math or physics class?  My choices:


Richard Feynman

John Von Neumann

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Send me an email with your list of favorites.

Pithy Math Quote

   Mathematics is a tool, a language, and a map; a work of art and an end in itself; a fulfillment of the passion for perfection.

James R. Newman, The World of Mathematics

Words of Advice from John von Neumann

In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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What Was The Best Question You Asked Today?



About Mr. Brown


Staff Member of the Royal Family Since 2000



El Modena High School, Orange, California, 1968

BA, University of Southern California, 1973

MDiv, Nashotah House, 1987

California credentials: English and mathematics


My Biggest Challenges:  mindfulness, awareness, attentiveness


Favorite Quote:

'They not busy being born are busy dying.'  -- after Bob Dylan


Hobbies:  cycling, hiking, cooking (and dining!), music, writing, reading, backpacking


Message to Students:

What does it mean to be a maturing human being?


Favorite Joke:

What did the seeker say to the hot dog vendor?

Make me one with everything.



   Ralph Waldo Emerson's youthful spirit would last as long as he lived because of his continuing fidelity to his early ideals.  Even at the age of 79, he was still carrying in his pocket the small compass that symbolized for him the foremost of these early ideals -- the instant availability of supernal power to the questing human mind.

Carlos Baker, Emerson Among The Eccentrics

What Are You Doing Next Summer?

Here are some summer experiences you may find interesting:

If you're thinking about attending a particular school, college, or training program after high school, contact that institution and ask if it has a summer program for high school students.

... and send me a post card !

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