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Friday Thoughts: Some Games Are Different

This is my 27th year in education. #youareold Hush. I've been full time 26 of those years in middle school and high school classroom. I spend a year substituting in kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders. That was the year that... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Being a Creator, Not a Consumer

This year, due to budgetary constraints, we've been asked to pick up the classes of our retired colleagues. #ouch Yeah, not a whole lot of fun for us, but yet, the silver lining (or so I thought) was teaching a... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: You Want Upbeat? I Got Upbeat! :)

NOTE: This was in my unfinished blogs bin and was started last April. While some of the stuff I'm talking about happened back then Our #FinishHardFriday video was from Fred Rodgers and it was outstanding! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9O48kKG4MI Can you ever go... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Just Do The Damn Writing

#wowcursingrightoffthebat I've been frustrated lately with my inability to keep focus on any sort of project. I've got some self-diagnosis going on, but I am NOT a trained professional so those will stay firmly in my own head. However, I... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Happy Food

Just a few veggies Yesterday, I was pushed out of my comfort zone by my wife. Again. #gofigure We went to a farmer's market. To sell things. To real people. Our garden has always been huge and when there were... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: 50 #WTF

Yes, today is my birthday. And yes, today I turn 50. #WTF With age comes wisdom and that sense of "I really don't care what you think," attitude, so there's that. But how in the world did it come to... Continue Reading →

Today Was a Good Day

I got to play basketball with my students. I got to play soccer with my students. I got to watch my students play. I got to watch my students interact with each other. Best of all, I got to see... 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 →

Friday Thoughts: A Needed Smile

The last few posts have been pretty heavy. I've been told by someone close to me, I'm sounding jaded (which I am) and that if I have 10 years left in the profession I love (which I do) I need... Continue Reading →

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