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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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Friday Thoughts: Accountability

The words have been hard to come by over the last few weeks, but I feel like I've turned a corner of sorts. My accountability partner texted me tonight, asking if my blogs was done. #damnit I'm in the Twin... Continue Reading →

“I can’t always be positive, but I can have faith.” #SOL18

I sat down a number of times yesterday and just drew a blank on what to write for my Slice of Life Tuesday blog. I'm back to "this is simplistic" compared to other blogs I've read lately. The words aren't... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Don’t Tell Me What You Can’t Do……

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRttFSTDtJQ   Being a Leader in Me advisor for our school (with no training at this point), I'm always on the look out for something that will inspire and show students how to be leaders. I found that last night... Continue Reading →

Alls Quiet, So It’s Time to Reflect #SOL18

Note: This was started in July as we were making sure our animals stayed clean for the up coming 4-H fair. It felt like the to time finish it out.   As I write this, it's 12:45 in the morning,... Continue Reading →

Our State Fair….#SOL18

....if I hear that iconic song from State Fair, I might just vomit! 😀 However, I think we'll talk about the state fair, if you don't mind. We really did think this was our last fair. My wife: not a fan of... Continue Reading →

Looking Back to Look Forward #SOL18

First, Iowa Irish Fest was an awesome experience! Gaelic Storm never fails to amaze me on the show they put on. Being we've seen them for 8 years now, they run some of the same material, but they play with... Continue Reading →

The Page is Turning #SOL18

We've had three weeks of crazy, chasing our tail, oh my goodness I'm tired stuff go on. County fair? #check Moving other daughter in Ames? #check Iowa Irish Fest? #check Iowa State Fair? #check There's one last check off to... Continue Reading →

5 Random Things – #SOL18

I've gone a while without writing, so today, I present an assortment of random observations about the world around me. Some good, some not so good, most just random stuff I've thought about or seen over the last couple of... Continue Reading →

Disappointment, Then, What?? #SOL18

In past blogs, I've talked about my daughter and her singing. She sings like an angel, a really powerful angel, but an angel all the same. #smallbodybiglungs So, imagine my surprise when she tells us that she's not singing our... Continue Reading →

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