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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 →

Friday thoughts: “Show Me Your Friends……

......and I'll show you your future." This quote is attributed to many different people, but in it's true with each person. #youbecomelikethosewithwhomyourun As we work through our 7 Habits in Leader in Me, it's apparent that students need to start... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Art of Noticing

Do we notice people around us? Really notice? #walkingbymakingnoeyecontact In late August, my sixth graders and I watched a TedTalk by Angela Maiers titled You Matter. I've seen this TedTalk with various classes and always pull a little something new from... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday to Me

It's my birthday. #ugh I'm 47. #doubleugh My grade partner sent out this AWFUL picture of me in my homecoming costume as a reminder to the 7th and 8th graders. #howmanyughscanIhave Yet, it's a good day. I found one of... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 25 – Random Stuff

Today, we found out our pastor was being transfered to a town north of us. I'm not an especially religious person, and have connected with exactly three pastors in my life time: Pastor Jim, Pastor Arley, and now Pastor Mee.... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 24 – 10 Facts About Me

I saw this posted yesterday as the thing to do, so while I'm a day late (pretty typical for me) it looked like a fun way to get myself thinking! So without further ado: I'm a basketball junkie. No mystery... 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 →

What Are We Doing? #SOL18

Warning: Giant venting going on here. If you are in a good place, you may want to stop here! 🙂 My writing has been off for the last month, and I was trying to decide which to post: a snarky... Continue Reading →

Random Thoughts – Coaching Stuff

Last night, we got beat 52 - 18. The half time score was 25 - 12. #ugh Up until the last two minutes, when we were "only" down 20, I was pretty pleased. This is a team as a school... Continue Reading →

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