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Friday Thoughts: The Things We Notice About Our Passions

Yesterday was our Leader in Me time during our homeroom period. My kids were grumpy because we didn't go outside, but such is life. We'd not had a homeroom time in a while and the videos we watched were pretty... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: What’s Next?

I've just finished up the Slice of LIfe Challenge, a challenge where we blog for 31 days, sharing slices of who we are to our blogging community. It's a time of stress, much thinking, and noticing the things that go... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: I Love Writing

I love writing. #riiiiight Seriously. It's taken a while (800+ blog posts and counting), but this is an activity that I enjoy. It's funny, I love struggle. The struggle to find the right word, the right phrase, heck, to find... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: One Little Word in Action

Last Tuesday, our governor gave her "state of the state" address here in Iowa. It was a dumpster fire of rhetoric, right-wing talking points, and insults. I am biased, but however, I'm being pushed further and further left because my... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Happy New Years

I'd love to do a big reflective blog, but I just don't have it tonight. I'd love to write about resolutions, but there won't be any this year. I'll talk about that tomorrow. I just wanted to say thank you.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: When Is Enough Enough?

I had a blog ready about last weekend's basketball and thoughts about it. But, TikTok popped up in everyone's lives last night. And not in a good way. #isiteverinagoodway Listen, I love TikTok. I love the creativity. I love the... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts : Players Behaving Badly

https://twitter.com/BarstoolUIowa/status/1466176716410347528?s=20 A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about parents behaving badly, how it changes the dynamics on a team, all that fun stuff. That same week, I was greeted by the above video: Players Behaving Badly. First, I was... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: What am I Thankful For?

This blog was started on Wednesday as a "live" blog as my students were writing. It's being finished today, Black Friday, as both daughters were home and I didn't want to miss a minute with them I don't get the... Continue Reading →

Failure and a Reprieve #SOL21

Yes, I am a failure. #rutroh Tuesdays are a regular writing day for me. Tuesday was a writing day AND our first basketball game. Neither one went well. Basketball, well, we just didn't look good. We played really, REALLY tight... Continue Reading →

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