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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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February 2021

Frustrated, Inc (But Maybe Not)

Frustrated, Inc feels like our lives right now. Pandemic, social unrest, educational battles, Iowa basketball, hell, daughters! 🙂 https://youtu.be/GLQ2TIul8pI In 1995, Soul Asylum wrote and performed a song titled Misery, where they sang about "Frustrated, Incorporated". We could build a... Continue Reading →

If You Could Do It Over…..

One of the things that I love about having a WordPress blog is that I can look at all these numbers. I can see views and likes and comments and all sorts of data that really has nothing to do... Continue Reading →

Good Bye, Old Friend

The last couple of years, we've not had good luck with the cats in our lives. The cat our daughters grew up with, Slick, was 15 or 16 years old, but had stopped eating, so we'd scheduled an appointment at... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: And She Cried, Part 3

PLEASE NOTE: This was written in December, so a lot has happened since then. However, the meaning and emotion of the writing is eternal. I hope it speaks you in February the way it spoke to me right after that... Continue Reading →

Clarity In Chaos – #SOL21

Kids were grumpy. It was ridiculously cold. I forgot my lunch. And I didn't get my Slice of Life post written on Tuesday. Not a big deal, but not a good sign as we are closing in on the 14th... Continue Reading →

“What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?” #SOL21

First, welcome to Iowa, where the beer is colder in garage than it is in the fridge. Actually, if I had beer in the garage, they would have exploded all over the place by now! As I drove to work... Continue Reading →

Big Rocks, Again!

We've reached that point in our school year where we talk about Habit 3 of our 7 Habits, Putting First Things First. Inside if this habit, we talk about the "big rocks" in our lives. #ummmmwhatisthat If this is new... Continue Reading →

The Slice of Life Live or Yikes, They’ll See My Face #SOL21

So, Stacey invited me to be part of a Slice of Life Facebook Live event, talking about the March Challenge coming up. The invitation email, like the organization, was very professional and I know she and Betsy put a ton... Continue Reading →

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