The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all


December 2012

Thank you!

Just a note from me to you:   Thank you!   - Thank you for taking the time to read these random posts of thought.   - Thank you for replying (those who do).  I appreciate the comments, and for... Continue Reading →

Here’s a Positive!

I've been doomy and gloomy as of late, and have had a hard time getting out of this funk.  I know I've said that much of this was worked through in June, but when the climate is as it is... Continue Reading →


I've not been writing as much for a number of reasons as of late, but the biggest being nerves right now.  When I'm in the middle of a lesson, surrounded by the cherubs with their questions, their attitude, their smiles... Continue Reading →

How Do We Inspire This Passion?

First, it's snowing on my WordPress page! That's pretty cool!   As this season of basketball progresses, I've found myself loving every single minute that I'm with these girls.  They are quirky, hormonal, obnoxious, and drive me crazy with their... Continue Reading →

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