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Sunday Salutations: Iowa Irish Fest and Chad #SOL21

My writing schedule is messed up, thus, the hash tag for the Slice of Life, put on by the web site of Two Writing Teachers. I did not post because *sigh* I'm at the Iowa State Fair, AGAIN! #sillyman But,... Continue Reading →

#Dailypositive #SOL21

I'm not a positive person by nature. During the 2008 financial crash, I went down a pretty big rabbit hole with peak oil and monetary crashes and a host of other things. As I watch our country move over 28... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Wanderings: The Power of the Smile

During our travels to the East Coast and back, I was struck by one surpisingly simple, but striking thing: 99% of the people who were in the service industry smiled. The smiled a lot! From the people we interacted with... Continue Reading →

Goals for the Week! #Habit7 #LeaderinMe

Note: This was my blog on our Kidblog for this week! I will be adding to it on this blog, but you'll get the general idea! 🙂 Last week, I did NOT follow through on two of my three big... Continue Reading →

Gearing Up

15 days. #what 15 days of school left in a year that's saw much more grey hair plus the weight lost in the spring packed back on. #Ohdear Yes, as we said in church today: "This year has been....challenging." Challenging... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: “What We Take For Granted”

Damn. Just damn. Not 5 minutes ago, I had a former sixth grader come to me and say, "Mr. Johnston, would you like to do an experiment with me?" #distrustsensesactivate Now, this girl is NOT one I'd distrust by any... Continue Reading →

Head in the Sand #SOL20

I've decided that the "head in the sand" way of looking at life is the one for me. Why you might ask? #andIamgladyoudid This is the life for me because otherwise, it's very possible I'll send my computer through the... Continue Reading →

Another Late Night Blog #SOL19

It's 10:10 PM (CST) and I'm staring at this screen thinking, "What the heck do I write about?" Writing this summer has been an issue. What should I write about?? I could write about the fact I've got my notebooks,... Continue Reading →

#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 →

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