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#SOLC20 – Day 31 – Ummm, What Just Happened Here?

This is to be a celebratory post, the end of 31 straight day of writing!! #goodjob #nicelydone #wowthatisgreat However, on March 15th, that celebration was muted and our lives changed, changed forever by something that is not alive, or at... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 7 – Tired

Not much to this slice today. We just got home after a 500 mile trek that took us from our home to Iowa City to Ames and back again. University of Iowa daughter picked up, shown Iowa State, shown Ames,... Continue Reading →

#SOL20 Challenge – Day 1 – I am…..

Well, it's the 2020 Slice of Life Challenge and I'm already behind! #gofigure So, we'll start out with an oldie, but a goodie in terms of challenge slices.   I am nervous. I don't like feeling this unprepared for the... Continue Reading →

Civility – it’s a thing #SOL20

One of the many emails I've received this year was from Daniel Pink. He runs an email group where he sends out a short video every other week called "The Pinkcast". It's set to introduce us to an expert, give... Continue Reading →

Building Community #SOL20

Today, there was so much to write about I was stuck! Caucusing (a great experience) The State of the Union (probably tomorrow because I'm ticked) General tomfoolery at school (typical for February) But today, it's about building community. My wife... Continue Reading →

The Slice of Life Challenge is Coming!!

Note: I'm going through my drafts in preparation for the Two Writing Teachers "Slice of Life Challenge" when I got the notification that the blog for this challenge was posted! #excitedaboutwriting The Slice of Life Challenge is just that, a... Continue Reading →

When Adults Act Badly, We All Suffer…..#SOL20

The previous title of this was going to be "When The Social Media Warriors Start To Howl, We All Need To Think" because of a recent flare up of socialmediaitis around our little piece of heaven. But, it's more than... Continue Reading →

Another Year, Another Decade #SOL19

It's fitting that the end of the year and the decade fall on the Slice of Life day. So many thoughts running through my head about family, friends, opportunities (both gained and lost), so much reflection about what 48 years,... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Eve Morning Reflection #SOL19

Hey Blog! Long time, no see! I went through the stats of my blog, and I've written a grand total of three times since the beginning of November and not once this December. Sometimes, these stats are fun to look... Continue Reading →

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