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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

Valentine’s Day 2018

Today is Valentine's Day, a day of love, chocolate, and sappy, syrupy cards. #meh The problem is I'm a sappy, syrupy kind of guy, as both my wife and daughters will attest to. I enjoy the giving part of Valentine's... Continue Reading →

Snow Day = Uniquely Perfect #SOL18

Last Friday was a snow day, a glorious, beautiful snow day. I don't know how many snow days I've had over my career, but last Friday was one that was special. I can't explain why it what it was. We... Continue Reading →

What Are We Doing? #SOL18

Warning: Giant venting going on here. If you are in a good place, you may want to stop here! 🙂 My writing has been off for the last month, and I was trying to decide which to post: a snarky... Continue Reading →

My #OLW2018: Perseverance #SOL18

Hello there bloggers and readers of blogs! 🙂 Like I mentioned in an earlier blog, I've written this post a number of time. Each time I wrote it, it just seems trite and insignificant. The word meant little to me... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: I’m On A Bus

Happy Friday, my blogging friends and readers.We are in-route to a fitness center about a hour from our school. Swimming, basketball, volleyball, weight room and a walking track are ours for the day! But, it's long bus ride, and that... Continue Reading →

Well, What’s The Topic Today? #SOL17

#ugh Hey readers! Long time, no blog! I've got a ton of topics, nothing hugely positive or uplifting: Almost positive change in coming in my professional life. Our state legislature is about to follow Kansas and number of other states... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Christmas Wishes for My Students

Schools in our area have been in the news and not for the right reasons. Drug possession, taking and sending pictures that are entirely inappropriate, harassment, all in front of our districts and even on the regional TV news. It... Continue Reading →

Messiah – #SOL17

On December 10, the three members of our family still at home sang with our community choir parts from Handel's Messiah. We've done this now for five years, our oldest daughter pulling us into it, our youngest continuing the tradition. We... Continue Reading →

Random Thoughts – Coaching Stuff

Last night, we got beat 52 - 18. The half time score was 25 - 12. #ugh Up until the last two minutes, when we were "only" down 20, I was pretty pleased. This is a team as a school... Continue Reading →

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