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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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Just a Picture #SOL22

Some days you just have to stop and take a picture. This was one of those days. It was ridiculously cold and the sun and her dogs were just perfectly set up. It was a beautiful shot and yes, those... Continue Reading →

Better Late Than Never: My #OLW22 #SOL22

I took an unintended break from the blog for a week. Time management has never been my strong point, and when I thought about writing, I was seeing double I was so tired, so it's just not been done much,... Continue Reading →

So Long Old Friend, Again #SOL21

She was 13 1/2. She was always there, tag wagging, this silly grin on her face. She met my wife at the car every day after work. She was starting to fade. Then, she was gone. This past February, I... Continue Reading →

Sunday Basketball? Why Not? #SOL21

A couple of weekends ago, we had ourselves a couple of nice days. It's been bumped back a couple of times for various reasons, but it was a good weekend. First, my wife and I decided to shop local by... Continue Reading →

So What Did You Do Tonight? #SOL22

Me, I played "Santa the Barbarian", reading the introduction to a song played by our sixth grade band. Never a dull moment in the life of a middle school teacher!

#100: A Surprise #SOL21

I've been a coach at our school for 21 years (I think). #youareold Hush. For the first few years, I was both the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball coach. Practices would be with both teams, working together, and games... Continue Reading →

When Parents Behave Badly #SOL21

Boy, if that title isn't clickbait, I don't know what is?? #suckerforagoodtitle So, I'll need to temper this a bit because I do have people in my community who read this nonsense *waves to everyone* and I have people who... Continue Reading →

Sometimes, They Come Through #SOL21

We've been weathering a basketball season that has not been the one I would have expected. There's one post player who is 6'4", another who is 5'11" , and one of my point guards is 5'10". The adage is that... Continue Reading →

When Emotions Surprise You #SOL21

In October of 2016, I had stroke. #what If you've been with me for the 10 years I've been writing I've been pretty open about my health issues of 2016. From my cancer diagnosis right before our daughter's graduation to... Continue Reading →

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