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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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#100: A Surprise #SOL21

I've been a coach at our school for 21 years (I think). #youareold Hush. For the first few years, I was both the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball coach. Practices would be with both teams, working together, and games... Continue Reading →

When Parents Behave Badly #SOL21

Boy, if that title isn't clickbait, I don't know what is?? #suckerforagoodtitle So, I'll need to temper this a bit because I do have people in my community who read this nonsense *waves to everyone* and I have people who... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: What am I Thankful For?

This blog was started on Wednesday as a "live" blog as my students were writing. It's being finished today, Black Friday, as both daughters were home and I didn't want to miss a minute with them I don't get the... Continue Reading →

Sometimes, They Come Through #SOL21

We've been weathering a basketball season that has not been the one I would have expected. There's one post player who is 6'4", another who is 5'11" , and one of my point guards is 5'10". The adage is that... Continue Reading →

When Emotions Surprise You #SOL21

In October of 2016, I had stroke. #what If you've been with me for the 10 years I've been writing I've been pretty open about my health issues of 2016. From my cancer diagnosis right before our daughter's graduation to... Continue Reading →

Failure and a Reprieve #SOL21

Yes, I am a failure. #rutroh Tuesdays are a regular writing day for me. Tuesday was a writing day AND our first basketball game. Neither one went well. Basketball, well, we just didn't look good. We played really, REALLY tight... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings: I Just Don’t Know

I've worked hard to keep a positive attitude. I've tried to exercise to keep my body healthy. I've tried to come to some sort of peace with a lot of things out there. And all I've got is I understand... Continue Reading →

Happy Place #SOL21

It's not much, but it's my happy place right now.

Another Inspiration? Why Not? #SOL21

I find it interesting that once you start sharing a little positive energy, suddenly, you start seeing it all around you. #whatareyoutalkingabout I'm on TikTok, but don't make them. However, I will laugh until I cry watching things that are... Continue Reading →

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