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Clermont, Iowa Vs. Nome, Alaska #SOL23

Boy, if a title like that doesn't bring people in, I don't know what will!! #yeahyeah Hush. Today, on Instagram and Facebook, I expressed my displeasure for being smacked upsid the head with the Artic blast. As I drove to... Continue Reading →

Iowa: Where Did You Go? #SOL22

Iowa, where have you gone? The Iowa I came back to raise my daughter (now daughters) in is pretty much gone red. Friends I had in high school post random MAGA nonsense. Co-workers make TikToks about supporting Trump and the... Continue Reading →

Day 29 – Beaten Down – #SOLC22

I'd planned on writing about whiskey (maybe tomorrow), but just a little bit ago, our Iowa House of Representatives passed HF 2577, a school transparency bill so that "parents have a voice" in the education of their child. #ummmmmm When... Continue Reading →

Day 4 – A Day, A List, and My Thoughts – #SOLC22

Tuesday and Thursday of this week we had parent teacher conferences, so today is our comp day for the extra hours works. In the past, I've spent time in my wife's classroom volunteering and seeing the names that she brings... Continue Reading →

The Struggle is Real #SOL22

This year has been a struggle. Between legislators who claim we have a "sinister agenda" to other legislators lining up for a photo with students, promoting an ultra-conservative group in high schools to bills about jailing teachers, we Iowans aren't... Continue Reading →

Recharging #SOL21

Today, my wife and I took a personal day, together. #awwwhowsweet Now, it's not as if we got to "pick" our day. We received an email about our days which were difficult getting subs and my wife go the same... Continue Reading →

“Schools should be palaces” #SOL21 #iaedchat #iaedfutre

First, random thought for the day. I love house/dance/remix podcasts. While it a cliche, I love the big producers as well. I'm listening to episode # 718 of Clublife by Tiesto. It is thumping in my room and I'm loving... Continue Reading →

Iowa: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly #SOL20

Iowa: The Good Tonight, the Iowa Hawkeyes played the North Carolina Tarheels in a much anticipated game in the Big 10/ACC Challenge. Iowa has a once in a generation team with a ton of experience and a player of year... Continue Reading →

The Suckatude of Covid #SOL20

This is a curmudgeonly slice of life, so reader take heed. Covid-19. 2020. If I could take my Time-Turner (we'll see how many nerds read this) and go back, I'd put a stop to Covid and make 2020 something worth... Continue Reading →

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