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Friday Thoughts: When Is Enough Enough?

I had a blog ready about last weekend's basketball and thoughts about it. But, TikTok popped up in everyone's lives last night. And not in a good way. #isiteverinagoodway Listen, I love TikTok. I love the creativity. I love the... Continue Reading →

#100: A Surprise #SOL21

I've been a coach at our school for 21 years (I think). #youareold Hush. For the first few years, I was both the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball coach. Practices would be with both teams, working together, and games... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Being a Creator, Not a Consumer

This year, due to budgetary constraints, we've been asked to pick up the classes of our retired colleagues. #ouch Yeah, not a whole lot of fun for us, but yet, the silver lining (or so I thought) was teaching a... Continue Reading →

Getting Through #SOL21

Yesterday, I had a to-do list that was quite long. PIck up a lawn mower tire. Buy a pair of pants. Find a piece so I could project my phone. There were ten things on that list. I got four... Continue Reading →

Teaching Ain’t for the Weak at Heart

Literally. #whatareyoutalkingabout Admittedly, this is solely based on my own data which can be skewed however I want, but your Fitbit cannot lie, right? May 15th my resting heart rate was 70 beats a minute. June 5th my resting heart... Continue Reading →

A New Country, But At What Cost? #SOL

This is a tough one to write because I have no answers. We traveled around Boston the last week, seeing the sights, reading the stories, and learning more about the Revolutionary War. As we were walking on the Battle Road... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: You Never Know Your Impact

It's Sunday. I've got my coffee. I've got my water. My cat, my wife next to me, and CBS Sunday Morning on the tv. Life is good. We've been (ok, she's been) working on changing a few habits of our... Continue Reading →

So Now What? #SOL21

So, now what? I've check out for the year. Grades are done. Room in clean(ish). So, now what? I tweeted out that I'm guardedly optimistic about next year, yet, there will be the residual idiocy that will be on education... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: Melancholy Celebrations

This weekend has been an odd one and it's Sunday night. The last two days, we've gone to our first graduation parties of a former students. It's fun to go and celebrate this accomplishment with them. When they walk out... Continue Reading →

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