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Thursday Thinking: A Season in Review

Our 8th grade girls basketball season finished up in December and I'm not quite sure how I feel about this fact. This is the first year in four years, and the second in 15 years that I won't be coach... Continue Reading →

My One Little Word: Renew #SOL20 #OLW

Good morning and Happy New Year! Yes, the year is well on its way and already World War III has been trending, but I wish you the most joyous of years. It may seem lame, but what the heck? I'd... Continue Reading →

Another Year, Another Decade #SOL19

It's fitting that the end of the year and the decade fall on the Slice of Life day. So many thoughts running through my head about family, friends, opportunities (both gained and lost), so much reflection about what 48 years,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: 5 Things That Have Brought Me Joy

Good morning to my 20 readers (yes, my mom talked a few of her geriatric friends into signing up via email), long time no write. I've read a lot about how joy is being lost in today's world. As we... Continue Reading →

A “Get Off My Lawn” Moment

I'm 48, relatively healthy, with a beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters. Yet, I'm feeling old. Again. #Youarenotoldyouarewellaged Ugh! I've felt old and out of touch the last few days for numerous reasons, but last night, this just jumped out... Continue Reading →

Parenting: It’s Hard Work #SOL19

We are in the process of watching our two adult children (they would either nod their heads or roll their eyes at this statement) grow into responsible adults. Our oldest has enough money saved from internships that she could pay for... Continue Reading →

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 →

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