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A blog from the past: We Are On A Special Kind of Team

I've been looking back at my writing. Some of it's drivel, but some of it hits messages that I try to talk to my students about in class. This one is five years old (damn) but the message is one... Continue Reading →

My #OLW19: Consistency #SOL19

My one little word for this year is the word consistency. I wrote about this last week when describing what it was I was doing this year instead of a New Year's Resolution that would be disregarded and forgotten. While that... Continue Reading →

From Our House to Yours…..

  It's been a heck of a year. I wanted to wish each of you, whether you are a regular or just stumbled over this hodge podge of messy writing, a Merry Christmas. And if Christmas isn't your thing, then... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Dialing Back Social Media #SOL18

Sure, I bought in the narrative hook, line, and sinker. Join this new social media, you'll be better for it! I got myself Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and used it for good, not evil. I found coaches I could connect to,... Continue Reading →

Happy Halloween!

  Ha! And you thought this was going to be a Halloween post! #foolmeonce We had practice this morning, and after practice, we have cinnamon rolls and chocolate milk. I get changed, hang out with the girls to listen to... Continue Reading →

A Complaint, then The Week That Was…#SOL18

First, the complaint. Our students get out on Thursday, good for them! I've been flooded with late work being turned in because, starting in April, we said "do it now or in summer school". Our summer school list was released... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day 2018

Today is Valentine's Day, a day of love, chocolate, and sappy, syrupy cards. #meh The problem is I'm a sappy, syrupy kind of guy, as both my wife and daughters will attest to. I enjoy the giving part of Valentine's... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Worry

NOTE: While I'd love for you to read on, this is another dumping of yuck out of my head. Please feel free to move on. Either that or read at your own risk. 🙂   Yup, it's the beginning of... Continue Reading →

Trying To Declutter My Mind

I've not written in a couple of weeks, and my mine is just bogged down in a mess of emotions and experiences and whatever else you'd like to thrown in there for good measure. So, if you manage to follow... Continue Reading →

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