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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

Saddle Up, It’s Go Time! #SOL

It's August 1st. I've gone to two fairs with Brown Swiss in tow. I've gone away twice with my wife. I've mowed the lawn. I've gardened. I've tried to heal my foot. I've tried to stay focused, but failed miserably.... Continue Reading →

Courage #SOL

First, there's this: https://goo.gl/FFbRnJ My daughter and her heifer, Skittles. This is why I love fair week, because you get to see these kinds of pictures found. It shows that while the 4-Her and her heifer can be bull-headed, a trouble... Continue Reading →

“What’s the blue in your life?” #SOL

I enjoy Facebook, period. I enjoy seeing pictures of friends, stupid cat videos, the educational stuff that's out there, and the positive energy I can find from people with whom I wouldn't expect to come. I logged on a little... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: “When You Want To Succeed As Bad As You Want To Breathe”

Keeping the positive Fridays theme I've had going, I'll go to first Eric Thomas then, Allen Zimmerman. I've posted Eric Thomas videos here because the man in just a best when it comes to his story and how he inspires... Continue Reading →

Patio PD?? Sign Me Up! #SOL

The last Wednesday in June was my last class to fulfill the requirements for my language arts endorsement. To me, it's a big money grab by both colleges and the state. I earned a reading endorsement, but in order to... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Sometimes, The Universe Sets You Straight

Our daughters are 19 and 17, a college sophomore and high school senior. One is currently with Rockwell Collins for six months, doing software engineering during her coop, the other really hasn't decided on where she'd like to go to... Continue Reading →

Teachers, The Age of Iowa Nice Has Passed

First, happy Fourth of July (or July 5th since I didn't get this posted yesterday!) to my American readers.  To any readers from the England, sorry.  I did see an awesome meme of the Queen with that grumpy look on her... Continue Reading →

“Fair”-ly Awful #SOL

This past weekend, we took three Brown Swiss heifers and a Brown Swiss cow to a small fair near us. This is the first time we've done a fair since our oldest daughter moved to college (she's in a coop program... Continue Reading →

“What’s Next?” #SOL

I'd planned on a p*ssed off last day of school blog, but a co-worker said, "Why dredge that up again?" So, in honor of Olaf (and his love of summer and warm hugs) I let it go. I'm taking class... Continue Reading →

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