My name is Robert Isaacs. To my coworkers and friends I am Bud. To my nine children, I am Dad. My wife knows me by many different names (most of them good). To my students, I am simply Mr. Isaacs.
I am a sixth generation Arizonan through my paternal grandmother's line. I was born and raised in Mesa, and moved to the white mountains my senior year of high school. (If I did the math right, that means the year after dirt was invented.)
I am a junior high school teacher, a scoutmaster, photographer and an avid outdoorsman. Truth be told, I have a hard time sitting on the sidelines. I want to be an active participant. My friend, Mr. Eilertsen once said of me, "Don't dare Mr. Isaacs." That's probably good advice. One of us might get hurt.
I maintain that every individual has a story, and every story has value. My own story has taken me as far away as South Korea, and as close as my own bed. It has been exciting at times, and boring at others, but it has never been dull. My diverse experiences have shaped me into the person I am.
I believe we all have the potential inside of us to make our story great. Not everyone sees the value of their own story, but by hearing the experiences of others we can learn to treasure what we have been given.
My goal is to share some great stories and help others see themselves as they are, as they have been, and as they can be.