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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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March 2022

Day 22 – Adventures – #SOLC22

On Day 13, we bought ourselves a camper. #yipee I know, right! Well, today was the day we brought the camper home. Today was a rainy, gray, and kind of gross day. A perfect day to pick up something that... Continue Reading →

Day 21 – Just Be Polite #SOLC22

Note: A slice from the lockdown portion of the pandemic with some flavor added to it. Part One: 2020 Today, we worked a full shift today at our local food pantry and each time I'm in, I learn a lesson.... Continue Reading →

Day 20 – One Shot- #SOLC22

One shot. Win or go home. That's what today's game came down to. One shot. It was a shot she'd made hundreds of times in practice, in that alone time in the gym when no one was there, during the... Continue Reading →

Day 19 – Notice The Small Things – #SOLC22

The last few days, I've focused myself and my slices on the little things around me. Sometimes, I get carried away, looking for "that moment" in the day, the week to share out. However, that gets tiring. #whimp Shhh. The... Continue Reading →

Day 18 – NCAA Basketball? Yes, Please! – #SOLC22

Today, my wife and I each took a personal day and ended up in Iowa City. We came down last night (check out what we found here) and today, Iowa Hawkeye Women's Basketball. The last time the women hosted NCAA... Continue Reading →

Day 17 – We Found It – #SOLC22

Green Beer!! Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Iowan whose parents both trace their ancestry back to Ireland! It's amazing how something so simple can bring such joy. But today, it was much needed. And tomorrow, more joy and more... Continue Reading →

Day 16 – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly – #SOLC22

Three things for today since it got late on me: The Good: Kids were silly today and it was just fine by me. Sometimes, you have to laugh with them rather than get on their case. They looked happy to... Continue Reading →

Day 15 – Currently….. – #SOLC22

We are halfway done with the Challenge. How is this possible? I'm getting old, so time goes a little faster. Yet, some days just drraaaggggg along. I don't know. 50 is a tough place to be. Not quite old (in... Continue Reading →

Day 14 – “Look in the Mirror, Not Out the Window” – #SOLC22

Today was Episode #300 of the Washedup Walkons, a podcast put on by three former Iowa football players who walked on to the program and ended up each making an impact on the program in their own way. They've got... Continue Reading →

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