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#SOL19 – Day 19 – Watching Panic

Yesterday, I got my state retirement statement in the mail, and it showed I have worked at my job for 19.5 years. #damn I remember the interview well as I had two that were around 90 miles away from each other.... Continue Reading →

And They Cried….and It Was Ok #SOL18

Smack me if you've heard this story before! 🙂 It would appear that this team is growing on me because here I am, writing my Slice of Live (late, again), talking about my basketball team. But then again, it's that... Continue Reading →

A Complaint, then The Week That Was…#SOL18

First, the complaint. Our students get out on Thursday, good for them! I've been flooded with late work being turned in because, starting in April, we said "do it now or in summer school". Our summer school list was released... Continue Reading →

I Wonder……. #SOL17

I wonder........ I wonder if the Cubs will win another World Series in my lifetime (that's an upgrade from "Will they win a World Series?" - always trying to find the positive!) I wonder why awful things happen to good... Continue Reading →

She Cried, and That’s Ok…. #SOL17

I love coaching for many reasons: teamwork, respect for teammates, the chance to teach on the court, and just a way to keep yourself healthy. It's a sport that if I could make a decent salary at it, I would... Continue Reading →

What is Beauty? #SOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW8BDgLpZkI I'm not even sure where I came across this video, but it's something I've shown in class a couple of times and have my students write about.  What the videographer has done is created a "social experiment" where she's... Continue Reading →

Too Many Highs and Lows

Good morning blog! Long time no see, again! I've just taken a bit of a break from writing just because I'm not feeling the urge to purge. Ha! A funny rhyme! 🙂 That urge has returned, though after the last... Continue Reading →

They Have to Know You Care

Today,  I had practice at 6:30 AM, school starting at 8:15 AM, and parent/teacher conferences that run until 7:00 PM. I was up at 4:45 this morning to bake cinnamon rolls (I cheat with these and use frozen ones), to... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – The Power of the Team and the Individual

This one is a hard one for me to write because there's just a lot of stuff going on all around me and it's really jumbled in my head. If it comes out that way here, I apologize. This week,... Continue Reading →

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