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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

A Time for Calm: Part Deux #SOL19

On a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Calm.com here, talking about our beginning interaction with mindfulness and what I'm expecting going forward. #growingandlearning My principal is a logical man, and when given information in sensible manner, will listen, and... Continue Reading →

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#Dailypositive #SOL21

I'm not a positive person by nature. During the 2008 financial crash, I went down a pretty big rabbit hole with peak oil and monetary crashes and a host of other things. As I watch our country move over 28... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Happy Food

Just a few veggies Yesterday, I was pushed out of my comfort zone by my wife. Again. #gofigure We went to a farmer's market. To sell things. To real people. Our garden has always been huge and when there were... Continue Reading →

The Art of Pulling Weeds #SOL21

We have two veggies gardens on our little piece of heaven. We typically have herbs (basil, oregano, cilantro, thyme, mint), beans (black and green), tomatoes (any number of varieties), peppers (same thing as tomatoes), squash (pumpkins, butternut, and acorn), watermelon,... Continue Reading →

Slowly Saturday: Comfortable

For the past decade, perhaps a little longer, our summers have been dominated with Brown Swiss and cattle shows. When I graduated from college and got married, never did I think that this kind of thing would be in my... Continue Reading →

The Rhythm of Life #SOL21

This was a blog that was meant to be written on Sunday. #WTF I agree. June seems pretty seamless in just getting on and writing. Even with vacation, sitting down and writing didn't seem like work. July has been a... Continue Reading →

“We Are All Luke Skywalker #SOL21

#ummmwhat Last year, I purchased a book from First Book titled, The Legends of Luke Skywalker, by Ken Liu. Total side note, if you've not all ready heard of First Book and are in the education field, have your own... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: It Was A Good Day

"I got to say it was a good day." - Ice Cube Today was one of those days where things just felt right. We've struggled a little bit as of late, just with diet and motivation in getting exercise into... Continue Reading →

Teaching Ain’t for the Weak at Heart

Literally. #whatareyoutalkingabout Admittedly, this is solely based on my own data which can be skewed however I want, but your Fitbit cannot lie, right? May 15th my resting heart rate was 70 beats a minute. June 5th my resting heart... Continue Reading →

Walking the Trails #SOL21

Paul Revere and the North Church On our trip, we "bumped" into Paul and the Old North Church. During our first day in town, we visited and toured his home, then went around the corner and damn. #what History. In... Continue Reading →

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