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2020: A Scrambled Season

I'm in bread making mode right now, waiting for my first batch to finish rising. It's a labor of love for those who I work with as I give a loaf of bread and a jar of salsa. This year... Continue Reading →

Iowa: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly #SOL20

Iowa: The Good Tonight, the Iowa Hawkeyes played the North Carolina Tarheels in a much anticipated game in the Big 10/ACC Challenge. Iowa has a once in a generation team with a ton of experience and a player of year... Continue Reading →

The Suckatude of Covid #SOL20

This is a curmudgeonly slice of life, so reader take heed. Covid-19. 2020. If I could take my Time-Turner (we'll see how many nerds read this) and go back, I'd put a stop to Covid and make 2020 something worth... Continue Reading →

A Tiny Ray of Sunshine #SOL20

I'm tired. I get home and grading papers just seems like too much. I get home and it's difficult to sit down in front of the TV, let alone think about school. Mask, no mask, obnoxious behavior, not feeling a... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 29 – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The tweet today said: Kansas holds on late to beat Iowa 73-70. Kansas will take on Villanova in the Final Four! The problem was it was from @2020 NCAA Tournament Simulator. #crap Yup, the most wonderful time of the year,... Continue Reading →

Thursday Thinking: A Season in Review

Our 8th grade girls basketball season finished up in December and I'm not quite sure how I feel about this fact. This is the first year in four years, and the second in 15 years that I won't be coach... Continue Reading →

A Win, but Not #SOL19

We've been playing terrible basketball in our first four games. I pride myself and our teams on playing good, solid defense. We've not done that, allow teams to score around 35 points per game. In the last three years, I've... Continue Reading →

Honor Society Pledge – #SOL19

Last night, I got to see an awesome group of former students be inducted into the National Honor Society by another awesome group of former students. I've not seen many of these students since they stepped out of my classroom,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – An Afternoon To Celebrate Us

Today was one of our "Leader in Me" trips. In the past, these were called "Tigerhawk Reward" trips, trips to celebrate the good things done during school. They gave students a bit of a break and gave teachers a chance... Continue Reading →

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