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Monday Musings: Basketball and Feces

Made ya look, didn't I? I love fun titles like this because it draws people in for sure! 🙂 #thatisdisgusting Well, perhaps, but it's how I feel right now. A little context: one of my favorite podcasts is the Washedup... Continue Reading →

Day 6 – Focus – #SOLC22

Today, I had plans. Today, I had things to get done. Today, I just couldn't. #nowwhat I've talked about focus or the lack thereof in my life. Yesterday was a wonderful day, full of family, fun, good food, and joy.... Continue Reading →

Day 3 – A Blogging Frustration and Question #SOLC22

#whyareyoustartinglikethis I promise, this won't be about politics, crappy attitudes, money, or anything remotely dealing with "real" life. #sowhy It's all about the hook, baby! #ugh Ok, truly, my frustration is with the Slice of Life Challenge. #WHAT Hee hee,... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 15 – We Don’t Need No Stinking Directions

Today, we got 6" - 7" inches of snow today. #thatswhatshesaid Stop it. Due to the fact we've already had a number of snow days, we prepared for a remote learning day. Our first quarter of school, we were remote.... Continue Reading →

Frustrated, Inc (But Maybe Not)

Frustrated, Inc feels like our lives right now. Pandemic, social unrest, educational battles, Iowa basketball, hell, daughters! 🙂 https://youtu.be/GLQ2TIul8pI In 1995, Soul Asylum wrote and performed a song titled Misery, where they sang about "Frustrated, Incorporated". We could build a... Continue Reading →

Iowans: Where Do Your Priorities Lie? #SOL18

“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.” - Joe Biden, said during comments made on John McCain's policies during the 2008 presidential campaign It's been a long time since I've... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 – I Wish My Student Knew. . .

I had this great idea of blog (The West Wing is always a great thing to write about), but one of my students wrote a blog titled "I wish my teacher knew....." and she aired some "difficulties" about school. Now,... Continue Reading →

Trust Broken

I didn't get my Friday blog written, and I was kind of bummed about it because I'd been on a pretty good roll as of late. However, it didn't happen, and that's a trust broken to myself, which kind of... 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 →

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