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The Page is Turning #SOL18

We've had three weeks of crazy, chasing our tail, oh my goodness I'm tired stuff go on. County fair? #check Moving other daughter in Ames? #check Iowa Irish Fest? #check Iowa State Fair? #check There's one last check off to... Continue Reading →

Disappointment, Then, What?? #SOL18

In past blogs, I've talked about my daughter and her singing. She sings like an angel, a really powerful angel, but an angel all the same. #smallbodybiglungs So, imagine my surprise when she tells us that she's not singing our... 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 →

What I’ll Miss #SOL

I've been on a bit of a hiatus since the Slice of Life Challenge. My writing mojo, while primed after March, just fizzled with the onslaught of school and family, with the difficulties that each offer. We'll try to return... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 10 – Royalty

My daughter, the Iowa Brown Swiss Princess!

#SOL18 – Day 8 – Balance

Like last year, my slices will be daily things, but I'll also be taking from Mike Krzyzewski's book titled, Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success. Today's word is balance, so I noticed the things around me that dealt with balance.... Continue Reading →

Well, What’s The Topic Today? #SOL17

#ugh Hey readers! Long time, no blog! I've got a ton of topics, nothing hugely positive or uplifting: Almost positive change in coming in my professional life. Our state legislature is about to follow Kansas and number of other states... Continue Reading →

Music Says What Words Cannot

Thankfully, this isn't a livestreamed blog post. We may need to take a couple of commercial breaks for tissues! I came from a vocal music program in Dunkerton, that was stellar. Our teacher, Marsha Nichols, was about 5'3" and was "that" teacher,... Continue Reading →

Plot Twist #SOL17

Yesterday, I posted a blog that I started on Saturday about a 100 day challenge. I had laid out some personal goals and felt good, going three of three with days of exercise. Nothing big and bad, but a couple... Continue Reading →

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