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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 →

#SOLC20 – Day 6 – Five Random Things

Today, we spend time with our youngest daughter running around Ames doing a "transfer visit" because she'll be moving from the University of Iowa to Iowa State. Today's slice: 5 random things I saw in Ames. Tall people: My daughter... Continue Reading →

10 Things Tuesday – #SOL19

Good morning fellow bloggers and Slice of Lifers and whoever else may stumble across this little gem today. I've been pretty well stuck writing for a while, both because I cannot shake this feeling of exhaustion (fell asleep last night... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 22 – #FightforIowa

    \   Today, was a "family fun day" as my wife called it or as my students said, "You are playing hookie!" #whatever In whichever lens you look at this through (I had to explain to my students... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 20 – Iowa SD30: A Big Inappropriate Finger Gesture

I'll bet for some of you, the title got you to click through! #titlesmatterkids While I wish I could say you've been "Rick Rolled" (Gotcha! If you don't know what this is, you are too old or too young.), this is actually... 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 →

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