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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

Friday Thoughts – Damn Kids Anyway

I'm not usually a Grinchy kind of person, but this Christmas season I have been. I'm not buying into anything the season has to offer, and as I watch kids stress and adults stress, it makes the cabin in the... Continue Reading →

Little Things – #SOL17

I'm pretty sure I've used this title before, but it is what it is. Sometimes, it's the little things that make or break your day. Yesterday was a giant crap storm of yuck with a shining star inside. We sent... Continue Reading →

5 Random Things – #SOL17

I saw a blogger (whom I highly recommend) this today, and it just fits with how I'm feeling today: scattered, random, full of love and positive energy, yet, feeling stressed, unhappy, and generally down. So - 5 Random Things I'm really... Continue Reading →

Tis The Season…..#SOL

Tis the season to be Grinchy. I'm a "Thanksgiving is before Chirstmas, so keep your fa-la-las to yourself" kind of guy. The last couple of years, I opened up the Christmas music a little earlier, and tried to be a... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: So This Happened…..

Yes, it's Saturday morning. Sue me! 🙂 Sometimes, sleep is more important! Last Friday, we said our final good-byes to a co-worker, a colleague, and a friend. It was a cold, bitter, ugly day that I won't relive again, but... Continue Reading →

Cancer sucks #SOL17

I'm not even sure exactly how to write this as I've tried a couple of times with miserable results. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about our long time music teacher, Janet, and her nearing the end in her... Continue Reading →

I Wonder……. #SOL17

I wonder........ I wonder if the Cubs will win another World Series in my lifetime (that's an upgrade from "Will they win a World Series?" - always trying to find the positive!) I wonder why awful things happen to good... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: #Why I Write

As I think about this topic, many images and words come to mind as to why I do this and open myself up to the different places of the world. I write because it's become a habit, and this habit... Continue Reading →

Music Says What Words Cannot

Thankfully, this isn't a livestreamed blog post. We may need to take a couple of commercial breaks for tissues! I came from a vocal music program in Dunkerton, that was stellar. Our teacher, Marsha Nichols, was about 5'3" and was "that" teacher,... Continue Reading →

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