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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

Swimming and Life #SOL17

My youngest daughter made the varsity cross country team as a freshman. She was fast, strong, and was seemingly invincible in her attitude towards her sister, her parents, and life in general. Fast forward to this year, her senior year. She's... Continue Reading →

Plot Twist #SOL17

Yesterday, I posted a blog that I started on Saturday about a 100 day challenge. I had laid out some personal goals and felt good, going three of three with days of exercise. Nothing big and bad, but a couple... Continue Reading →

Building Towards Better

I've written before about Eric Taylor (@Ericthomasbtc ). This man's got the gift of inspiration, of being able to speak about life in a way that makes you want to go out and make it happen. I love watching his stuff, subscribe... Continue Reading →

A Recap of #PatioPD – #SOL17

This past July, I had the opportunity to take a grad level class in a bar. #Seriously I know, I was a bit flabbergasted too. I mean, what would be accomplished in a place like that? Apparently, quite a bit!... Continue Reading →

A Weird Place #SOL17

Our first staff meeting was a couple of weeks ago, and everyone is smiling and happy, the way we should be getting ready for school. After the meeting, our 7th and 8th grade teams met together for a few minutes,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Worry

NOTE: While I'd love for you to read on, this is another dumping of yuck out of my head. Please feel free to move on. Either that or read at your own risk. 🙂   Yup, it's the beginning of... Continue Reading →

It Takes One Moment #SOL17

It's been a tough couple of weeks to get myself up and ready for tomorrow. My wife's loss of two uncles, trips all over the countryside, and work time lost for various reasons. My recent Facebook post said: Irritated. Nothing... Continue Reading →

Trying To Declutter My Mind

I've not written in a couple of weeks, and my mine is just bogged down in a mess of emotions and experiences and whatever else you'd like to thrown in there for good measure. So, if you manage to follow... Continue Reading →

Reblogged: Do What You Love #SOL

I've attached a blog from two years ago about the Iowa Irish Fest. This year's fest, I saw much of the same passions that I wrote about two years ago. So without further ado: Another Iowa Irist Fest, Another Post About Doing... Continue Reading →

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