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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

Charleston: Day Two – Fort Sumter #SOL19

We started today like we would the rest of the week at The Meeting Street Inn, with a gorgeous breakfast. Today options: fresh pineapple and canalope, yogurt with blueberries and strawberries, topped with granola, scrambled eggs and sausage patties, and... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings – Charleston: Our Arrival

This begins in March, our 25th wedding anniversary, when we decide where we want to go. Over the years, we've┬ágone to a variety of places (Niagra Falls, San Antonio, and New Orleans) with an anniversary band thrown in for good... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations – A Charleston Get Away

Today's blog will be a quick one! Happy Two Days After Summer Solstice Day! I hope your longest sunlight day of the year was a grand one. Over the next few days, I'm going to write about our trip to... Continue Reading →

Noticing #SOL19

Here I am, in our local repair shop, typing this on my phone because my data is all used up, making my phone a big paper weight. #profanity But, my phone is a "new to me" phone (I'm a cheap... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: “The Awesome Sixth Grade Team”

Today was our last day of school for the year. Teachers had the day to shut their rooms down, get checked out, and just enjoy the fact that we've┬ásurvived a very difficult year. I spend the year getting to know... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: An Accomplishment Worth Noting

Good morning my soggy, rain drenched, storm weary friends! We are getting hammered with repeated storms, not as bad as our friends further south, but apparently there was a pretty good hail storm last night! My garden is about three... Continue Reading →

Perspective – #SOL19

I've been thinking a lot about perspective. Glass half full, half empty kinds of things. Watching my father struggle with his back surgery, it makes things both come into focus and become blurry at the same time. The nonsense going... Continue Reading →

A blog from the past: We Are On A Special Kind of Team

I've been looking back at my writing. Some of it's drivel, but some of it hits messages that I try to talk to my students about in class. This one is five years old (damn) but the message is one... Continue Reading →

Weary #SOL19

I'm weary. Yes, I'm a teacher, and this is that time of year where it's all we can do to keep our own sanity and that of our students. I'm trying to cut Diet Coke out of my diet as... Continue Reading →

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