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#SOLC21 – Day 18 – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

March Madness! Hoops Spectacular! Basketball Galaore! Why can't I get excited about this?? This is truly my time of the year, that time where basketball fans are constantly talking about other teams, sharing about other teams, and (of course) trashing... Continue Reading →

If You Could Do It Over…..

One of the things that I love about having a WordPress blog is that I can look at all these numbers. I can see views and likes and comments and all sorts of data that really has nothing to do... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: And She Cried, Part 3

PLEASE NOTE: This was written in December, so a lot has happened since then. However, the meaning and emotion of the writing is eternal. I hope it speaks you in February the way it spoke to me right after that... Continue Reading →

Clarity In Chaos – #SOL21

Kids were grumpy. It was ridiculously cold. I forgot my lunch. And I didn't get my Slice of Life post written on Tuesday. Not a big deal, but not a good sign as we are closing in on the 14th... Continue Reading →

“What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?” #SOL21

First, welcome to Iowa, where the beer is colder in garage than it is in the fridge. Actually, if I had beer in the garage, they would have exploded all over the place by now! As I drove to work... Continue Reading →

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 →

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