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Friday Thoughts: One Little Word in Action

Last Tuesday, our governor gave her "state of the state" address here in Iowa. It was a dumpster fire of rhetoric, right-wing talking points, and insults. I am biased, but however, I'm being pushed further and further left because my... Continue Reading →

Saturday Scriptings: Welcome to 2022

First, a big middle finger to 2021 for taking Betty White literally days before her 100th birthday. Her passing is the most 2021 thing that could happen in 2021. Betty, you were an icon and lived the good life. Rest... Continue Reading →

Sunday Basketball? Why Not? #SOL21

A couple of weekends ago, we had ourselves a couple of nice days. It's been bumped back a couple of times for various reasons, but it was a good weekend. First, my wife and I decided to shop local by... Continue Reading →

#100: A Surprise #SOL21

I've been a coach at our school for 21 years (I think). #youareold Hush. For the first few years, I was both the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball coach. Practices would be with both teams, working together, and games... Continue Reading →

When Parents Behave Badly #SOL21

Boy, if that title isn't clickbait, I don't know what is?? #suckerforagoodtitle So, I'll need to temper this a bit because I do have people in my community who read this nonsense *waves to everyone* and I have people who... Continue Reading →

Sometimes, They Come Through #SOL21

We've been weathering a basketball season that has not been the one I would have expected. There's one post player who is 6'4", another who is 5'11" , and one of my point guards is 5'10". The adage is that... Continue Reading →

Another Inspiration? Why Not? #SOL21

I find it interesting that once you start sharing a little positive energy, suddenly, you start seeing it all around you. #whatareyoutalkingabout I'm on TikTok, but don't make them. However, I will laugh until I cry watching things that are... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Wanderings: Just Another Blog about Writing #whyIwrite

Today is National Writing Day and what better way to celebrate it than to write! Makes sense to me! 🙂 Why do I write? Let me count the the ways..... #sad Hush. I write: to allow myself to sleep at... Continue Reading →

A Crack, A Slip, and a Few Stitches #SOL21

Hello you beautiful blog and you beautiful readers! #areyourtakingyourmeds I'm offended by that comment! 🙂 It's been a day and it's not even noon yet! However, sometimes, you just get that feeling of bliss and that's where I am right... Continue Reading →

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