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Day 19 – Notice The Small Things – #SOLC22

The last few days, I've focused myself and my slices on the little things around me. Sometimes, I get carried away, looking for "that moment" in the day, the week to share out. However, that gets tiring. #whimp Shhh. The... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Wanderings: Basketball Teams

Today I'm going to rank all 27+ basketball teams I've coached during my years as a teacher/coach. #WHAT Ok, maybe not. That's a lot of teams and I know I've forgotten some teams or players on those teams, which wouldn't... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 27 – Dreary

Today's has just been a dreary day. It started with the fact I feel twice my age right now. I had the second vaccine yesterday, and while I've not felt like my wife did, I feel very achy and even... Continue Reading →

#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 →

#SOLC21 – Day 13 – The Pandemic is Over (Not Really)

Yesterday was our anniversary, Number 27, and we celebrated with a drive through dinner, and going to bed early. My wife got her second Covid shot, so was tired and her arm hurt, but didn't seem to have any other... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 5 – “I’d love to argue with you later”

First, happy birthday to my brother. He's in Mexico right, so I'm not sure my text got him, but I hoping he's enjoying his birthday in the sun. Second, yesterday, I wrote about consistency, and today, during our #FinishHardFriday video... Continue Reading →

Frustrated, Inc (But Maybe Not)

Frustrated, Inc feels like our lives right now. Pandemic, social unrest, educational battles, Iowa basketball, hell, daughters! 🙂 https://youtu.be/GLQ2TIul8pI In 1995, Soul Asylum wrote and performed a song titled Misery, where they sang about "Frustrated, Incorporated". We could build a... 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 →

Friday Thoughts: A Needed Smile

The last few posts have been pretty heavy. I've been told by someone close to me, I'm sounding jaded (which I am) and that if I have 10 years left in the profession I love (which I do) I need... Continue Reading →

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