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Weary #SOL19

I'm weary. Yes, I'm a teacher, and this is that time of year where it's all we can do to keep our own sanity and that of our students. I'm trying to cut Diet Coke out of my diet as... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – The Emotion of Waiting

This was meant for my weekly post to the Two Writing Teachers "Slice of Life" post on Tuesday, but, as you'll read, life got in the way! 🙂 I cannot express enough how much I enjoy the above mentioned site. If... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 30 – Just Another Day

Saturday. March 30th. Just another day. Familiar topics. Basketball. Teaching. Family. Today, we spent the day in my wife's classroom. We slept in, had a slow morning, and took off up to her classroom. Why her room? Supposedly, there was  ESPN... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 17 – The Empty Nest is Crowded

Friday night, spring break at college descended on our home as the fledglings returned. Now, our oldest came home for a couple days, and is currently on her way to Branson with her boyfriend. Our youngest is home until Friday,... Continue Reading →

SOL#19 – Day 12 – 25 Years

Look at these fresh faces kids, starting their lives out together, 25 years ago today. We'd dated from April of our freshman year in the college (1990), and in February of 1993, got engaged. My mother in law was NOT... Continue Reading →

The Power of Thank You #SOL19ss

First, seriously, a super full moon AND a winter storm?? Seriously?? Whomever put the bee in Mother Nature's bonnet, please, for the love of all that is holy, stop it!! #snowdaysaredrivingmecrazy But enough about snow, let's talk about my slice!... Continue Reading →

I Just Can’t Quit #SOL19

I threw this down on Facebook on Sunday night about my basketball team. We played our last three games of the season on Saturday, and it was hard to say goodbye to this season and this team. It's been a roller coaster, but... Continue Reading →

If You Can Be Anything, Be Nice #SOL19

It's been a week to gather so many slice ideas! I could write about the fact that 29 voters in Northeast Iowa, by no fault of their own, had their ballots thrown out on a technicality last night by a Republican... Continue Reading →

Black Friday Random Thoughts…..

It's Black Friday and I'm in a bit of a food coma. My wife made pumpkin pie for our family because otherwise, we'd have not gotten in, and I'm ready to finish it off. However, I've pulled my head OUT... Continue Reading →

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