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#SOL19 – Day 28 – With Friends Like This

Way back in the day, we had a third grade teacher who had a tarantula named Harry. Harry was a bright spider who figured out that if he jumped up against his the top of his cage, he could move... Continue Reading →

#SOLC19 Day 4: Who Picks You Up At The Airport?

What in the world are you talking about? That's the look a couple of my classes gave me when I showed them this title, and with good reason. They can't drive! 🙂 #thatisnotfunnyMrJohnston Anyway, I had a good topic in mind... Continue Reading →

The Best Students (and Teachers) in the World

I've told people I wouldn't be that person who talked about cancer a whole lot, and this post, along with the previous two, will have it mentioned in it. #oops But, this is much more a celebration than another cancer... Continue Reading →

A Reflection of Inspirations

Why hello blog! It's been a while, hasn't it? It's that time of year where it's hard to find the time, energy, or even courage to write something. I spent all of last month, writing each day for the Slice... Continue Reading →

Finding A Place

We've just spent the last couple of days with old college friends and their families in the Wisconsin Dells. It's been four years since we've been able meet up because, of all things, swimming.  Four years ago, our oldest daughter... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Give them a hug, all of them

As a community, we've had two freak accidents that have put a former student and a current student into the hospital in the last four months. Elizabeth, a former student, was hit by a car riding her bike from piano... Continue Reading →

“There is Beauty in the World”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qX7ZsxD3Ik   I dropped Macy Gray in there because my last blog was a bit funky.  Ok, it was a lot funky.  I was cranky, tired, and more than a little scared as to what I saw as I looked... Continue Reading →

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