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#SOLC20 – Day 21 – Life Moves Forward

It finally stopped raining and snowing and being blustery, so my wife and I took advantage and got outside. We walked three miles, mooed at the herd of cows in the field, and got the patio furniture out. I came... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 8 – Finding Happy

Today was a day about finding the happy going into next week. Since Christmas, our class has been different: rude, disrespectful to each other, to us, and other teachers, apathetic, and just plain ornery. Now, this certainly is not the... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 3 – #LiveLikeLine

I have never been a volleyball fan. Ever. Not in high school. Not in college. Ever. My volleyball players would always come to the first couple of days of basketball under conditioned and complain about the running (cross country runners... Continue Reading →

Civility – it’s a thing #SOL20

One of the many emails I've received this year was from Daniel Pink. He runs an email group where he sends out a short video every other week called "The Pinkcast". It's set to introduce us to an expert, give... Continue Reading →

Midnight Musings

Well, ok, it's 12:31, but close enough. #gotosleepyoufool I came home yesterday afternoon, and just felt like every last ounce of life had been sucked from me. Stuff on my mind includes: One daughter trying to purchase a car, not... Continue Reading →

Three Big Rocks #SOL20

During our Leader in Me lesson, Habit 3, Put First Things First, asks us to just that, to put first those things in our lives that are super important. There a video out there of Steven Covey with a volunteer... 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 →

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 →

Honor Society Pledge – #SOL19

Last night, I got to see an awesome group of former students be inducted into the National Honor Society by another awesome group of former students. I've not seen many of these students since they stepped out of my classroom,... Continue Reading →

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