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#SOL18 – Day 27 – “Happy Feelings Gone”

This is a line from the Pixar movie, Finding Nemo. For those who are living in an alternative universe, who don't have kids/grandkids/nephews/nieces or who are cut off from technology (and thus won't be reading this blog), here's the clip where the... 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 →

Little Things – #SOL17

I'm pretty sure I've used this title before, but it is what it is. Sometimes, it's the little things that make or break your day. Yesterday was a giant crap storm of yuck with a shining star inside. We sent... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Worry

NOTE: While I'd love for you to read on, this is another dumping of yuck out of my head. Please feel free to move on. Either that or read at your own risk. 🙂   Yup, it's the beginning of... 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 →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 7 – 400

Yesterday, I was annoyed, irritated, just down right crabby. I just couldn't see the good in anything that happened, and that's what I wrote about. Here's the problem with walking around your little black rain cloud, you forget about the... Continue Reading →

“This Attitude Will Get You Higher than Legalized Pot” #SOL

Oh goodness I love this title! 🙂 If you've not heard of Dr. Alan Zimmerman (@Dr_Zimmerman), you need to look him up. Here's a man oozes positive think and attitude. He's got a Tuesday Tip that I subscribe to, and last... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: School Climate, It Matters

Happy first Friday of September everyone! I've seen Facebook and Instagram posts about fall, pumpkin spice, and the lot. Meh. It's September 2, let's all take a deep breath, get a little oxygen to our respective brains, and not wish away... Continue Reading →

Taking Part in a World Premiere!

Last night, I had the opportunity to take part in a world premiere, the debut of a new piece of music called "Lifelong Joy". A while back, I had a chance to pick up my tuba and play again after 26... Continue Reading →

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