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Saturday Scriptings: I Just Need to Write

I'm not even sure why I started writing this a couple of days ago and am continuing today. I need to code. I'm teaching a Python class and my knowledge of the language is not where it should be right... Continue Reading →

So Long Old Friend, Again #SOL21

She was 13 1/2. She was always there, tag wagging, this silly grin on her face. She met my wife at the car every day after work. She was starting to fade. Then, she was gone. This past February, I... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: I Really Don’t Like People

It's the day after Christmas and a let down is expected, right? #whatkind Well, that let down just being human. How we act towards our fellow man. How we treat those around us. We talk a good game in the... Continue Reading →

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 →

When Emotions Surprise You #SOL21

In October of 2016, I had stroke. #what If you've been with me for the 10 years I've been writing I've been pretty open about my health issues of 2016. From my cancer diagnosis right before our daughter's graduation to... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Some Games Are Different

This is my 27th year in education. #youareold Hush. I've been full time 26 of those years in middle school and high school classroom. I spend a year substituting in kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders. That was the year that... Continue Reading →

Oh Dear

Yesterday and today, I'm in Des Moines for the 2021 Iowa Council for Social Studies Annual Conference. Last year, like the rest of the world, it was held virtually and I got some valuable information from the sessions that I... 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 →

“Be A Good Human” #SOL21

#seriously #whyisthisathing I ask the same question daily. One of our sixth grade teachers has a t-shirt that says something about this and we've all pretty much made this our mantra for finishing out the year. Why you might ask?... Continue Reading →

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