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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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August 2022

The Agony of a New Phone #SOL22

Last Saturday, we made the trip to Red Lobster and Sam's Club (think Costco-style warehouse). My wife had been editing some curriculum for hours and was starting to break down. We'd planned on doing this, but she got wrapped up... Continue Reading →

5 Random Thoughts #SOL22

it's been a long day, I'm writing my Slice late, and tomorrow is our first day of school #ugh So, my brain is pretty well shot dealing with professional development, a Zoom meeting, then trying to keep focused long enough... Continue Reading →

Saturday Scriptings: Iowa State Fair: Part 3 – The People

The final part of the Iowa State Fair series: The people! Today's blog is being done from the local brake and tire shop. My wife is at school and we have today off (for whatever reason🙄), so her car gets... Continue Reading →

Iowa State Fair: Part 2 – Food #SOL22

You always hear about the fair food, fried in particular. Butter on a stick (ick), Oreos on a stick (yummy), Twinkies on a stick (meh), and on and on. This year's new food, a deep-fried queso burger: beef chips and... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutions: Iowa State Fair: Part 1 – Disconnect

As teachers, our busy time comes in streaks: The end of the grading periods, end of the school year, holidays, and the beginning of the school year. So, why not have both Irish Fest AND Iowa State Fair stuff in... Continue Reading →

The Best Therapy #SOL22

Learning about Irish Cream Last weekend was the 16th Annual Iowa Irish Fest. The usual suspects were there: The Screaming Orphans, Gaelic Storm, the great food, smiles, laughter, but missing, my daughters. #WHAT Each messaged us, within minutes of each... Continue Reading →

Summertime Stocking Up #SOL22

Today, we were supposed to go work in school (by the way, an average teacher donates $7,500 worth of hours to their profession), getting our rooms put together a bit because this weekend is Iowa Irish Fest and next week... Continue Reading →

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