The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all


January 2015

My Happy Thought: Celebrations

Some days, you just write positive because it's what will make you feel better about the day.  Today is one of those days. We don't celebrate enough, period.  We don't celebrate birthdays (oh, I'm too old).  We don't celebrate our... Continue Reading →

Be Careful Getting Connected, It Might Hurt

Yup, it's true, it can hurt. I've been online for a long time, longer than I care to imagine.  I used to hang out in the Beginner's Forum over at Runner's World.  There's were (and still are I'm sure) a... Continue Reading →

My Happy Thought: Friday

First, sorry I missed last week. It was home, sicker than I've been in years. My fever topped out at 103.4 and I was having clear conversations in my sleep (says my daughter who was home sick with me).  I... Continue Reading →

Public Enemy #1

Yup, that's me. My daughters are smart, beautiful young women, women who will make an impact somewhere in their lives.  I would be move heaven and earth if something happened to them, which makes this blog a necessary one. For... Continue Reading →

#Oneword, #Threewords, and Some Resolutions Too

As my wife would agree with, I'm pretty oblivous to a lot of things.  When I started seeing, "What's your #oneword" tweets, I had no clue what was going on.  Then, "What are your #threewords?"  And I don't remember which... Continue Reading →

My Happy Thought – Connections

Yes, yes, this has been written about by people much more important than I, but this last week made me realize just how powerful these all are. 1) Family: As a group, we've never been a close family. My dad... Continue Reading →

If I Wasn’t Teaching…..

.....I'd be coaching. 🙂 Today, a group of brave 8th grade girls and I traveled to a basketball tournament in a local town.  Now, back when I started coaching here, I had a group of girls who did this constantly!... Continue Reading →

Kevin Honeycutt and #NFVPD

My first blog post of the new year and what a great one to talk about! Our school district, in partnership with a couple of other district in the area, pooled resourced and managed to get Kevin Honeycutt to come and... Continue Reading →

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