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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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June 2021

Wednesday Wanderings: The Power of the Smile

During our travels to the East Coast and back, I was struck by one surpisingly simple, but striking thing: 99% of the people who were in the service industry smiled. The smiled a lot! From the people we interacted with... Continue Reading →

A New Country, But At What Cost? #SOL

This is a tough one to write because I have no answers. We traveled around Boston the last week, seeing the sights, reading the stories, and learning more about the Revolutionary War. As we were walking on the Battle Road... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: Present and a Simple Picture

I started out with Day 1 documenting our trip to Boston. It proved to be a difficult to write and be present in what we were doing in Boston. My next few blogs will be about our trip, but this... Continue Reading →

Rain Never Sounded So Good

So we've made it to our campsite outside of Boston and have had a great time so far. Our problem: obniouxs neighbors. #theyaretheworst Dropping f-bombs, kids being mouthy, a firework went off, the whole nine yards. And then it started... Continue Reading →

Day 1 – Potato Creek

We've made it to Indiana, to a campground with a special meaning for us. 17 years ago (damn), we took our first cross country camping trip to visit family. We stayed here in the horse part of the campground and... Continue Reading →

The Art of Gratitude #SOL21

NOTE: This was to be published for Two Writing Teacher's Slice of Life weekly writing on Tuesday. Go check out some awesome teacher writers who have posted amazing things! 🙂 Last March, when school was shut down, my wife and... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: You Never Know Your Impact

It's Sunday. I've got my coffee. I've got my water. My cat, my wife next to me, and CBS Sunday Morning on the tv. Life is good. We've been (ok, she's been) working on changing a few habits of our... Continue Reading →

So Now What? #SOL21

So, now what? I've check out for the year. Grades are done. Room in clean(ish). So, now what? I tweeted out that I'm guardedly optimistic about next year, yet, there will be the residual idiocy that will be on education... Continue Reading →

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