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Friday Thoughts: Why Coach Youth Basketball?

We are into our season with a tournament last Saturday (surprisingly well played), a game Tuesday (a meh kind of game), and last night (a "have you played before" kind of game). The above is said with a great deal... Continue Reading →

Plot Twist: This Wasn’t My First Topic #SOL

I'd planned to write about how I'm tired of being flexible. But I can write about that anytime time, because I'm going to continue to frustrated with being tied into a pretzel by 17,000 schedule changes and ever changing expectations.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Language and Inspiration

Last year, my both of my daughters were offered the opportunity to travel with the Iowa Ambassadors of Music, a group of Iowa vocal and instrumental students who travel to Europe every two years. My oldest daughter took that invitation and ran... Continue Reading →

This Is Why I Enjoy Teaching Here #SOL

I'm a day late on the "Slice of Life" Tuesday challenge from Two Writing Teachers, but that's ok because it seems like I've been off for a while now on a lot of things. Yesterday, yesterday was an awful day.... Continue Reading →

Reflections From a Cubs Game

  This last Friday, I had the chance to travel to a Chicago Cubs game with my father, my brother, and my nephew. It was something that was very rare for me, a spontaneous moment where I put something before... Continue Reading →

“I Like Big Butts….” #SOL

Ha ha ha ha!! I got you to click in, didn't I?? 🙂  Somedays, it's all about the hook!a This is a picture taken from a dairy show we were at a couple of weekends ago, the last show of our season. This... 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 →

In-Take Conferences #SOL

I can admit when I'm wrong. And it takes a real man to be able to do so. 🙂 (I'm hoping my wife reads this demonstration of admitting of my being wrong.) Last year, when we were told that part... Continue Reading →

I’m On a Boat – #EdcampSurfIA

If you know the song On a Boat, by Lonely Island, you'll know why I cannot post the video for this (and if you look up the video, the language is NFWS). However, I cannot get that song out of my head!... Continue Reading →

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