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Friday Thoughts: Grace? What Grace?

First and foremost, this blog doesn't not in any way shape or fashion about my school district. In fact, I've never been more thankful to work in a district like ours, one where we have been proactive from Day 1... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 23 – “Damn, it’s cold in here!”

I woke up Sunday morning and I was cold. Our furnace is set to run at 70 degrees during the day, then switch to "night mode" where the thermostat goes to 64 degrees. #dangareyounuts I grew up in a house... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 18 – This Sucks

Ok, I'll say it, this sucks. There was a video of spring break kids at some stupid beach in a warm, dry place, partying and having the time of their lives. Normally, not a big deal to me. I'm an... Continue Reading →

Disappointment, Then, What?? #SOL18

In past blogs, I've talked about my daughter and her singing. She sings like an angel, a really powerful angel, but an angel all the same. #smallbodybiglungs So, imagine my surprise when she tells us that she's not singing our... Continue Reading →

Iowans: Where Do Your Priorities Lie? #SOL18

“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.” - Joe Biden, said during comments made on John McCain's policies during the 2008 presidential campaign It's been a long time since I've... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 4 – Just Like That….

Just like that, I'm out of the running..... Just like that, a streak of 66 straight days, 2 years plus 2 days, of the challenge are broken.... Just like that..... *p*ssedoff I'm a fairly competitive person, so throw the word... 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 →

But Will We Remember?

47 - 53 21 - 29 Girls basketball scores? Ha! I wish. Today, the Iowa Legislature decided to take a page out of the Scott Walker Handbook and gut the collective bargaining code in Iowa known as Chapter 20. I've got... Continue Reading →

One More 2016 Post – #SOL

I know, I know, just enough of the 2016. But this is one that just can't let go. January 1, my wife and I got up, skipped church, and watch "CBS Sunday Morning" (a favorite past time if we are... Continue Reading →

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