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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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“Don’t Think Twice, Go And Run With It” #SOL21

Before I dive into this, a little bit about today: Almost every teacher I've come across online has made some comment about how tired they are, what a horrible day today was, or that education isn't what it used to... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Being a Creator, Not a Consumer

This year, due to budgetary constraints, we've been asked to pick up the classes of our retired colleagues. #ouch Yeah, not a whole lot of fun for us, but yet, the silver lining (or so I thought) was teaching a... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Just Do The Damn Writing

#wowcursingrightoffthebat I've been frustrated lately with my inability to keep focus on any sort of project. I've got some self-diagnosis going on, but I am NOT a trained professional so those will stay firmly in my own head. However, I... Continue Reading →

#Dailypositive #SOL21

I'm not a positive person by nature. During the 2008 financial crash, I went down a pretty big rabbit hole with peak oil and monetary crashes and a host of other things. As I watch our country move over 28... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Happy Food

Just a few veggies Yesterday, I was pushed out of my comfort zone by my wife. Again. #gofigure We went to a farmer's market. To sell things. To real people. Our garden has always been huge and when there were... Continue Reading →

The Art of Pulling Weeds #SOL21

We have two veggies gardens on our little piece of heaven. We typically have herbs (basil, oregano, cilantro, thyme, mint), beans (black and green), tomatoes (any number of varieties), peppers (same thing as tomatoes), squash (pumpkins, butternut, and acorn), watermelon,... Continue Reading →

“We Are All Luke Skywalker #SOL21

#ummmwhat Last year, I purchased a book from First Book titled, The Legends of Luke Skywalker, by Ken Liu. Total side note, if you've not all ready heard of First Book and are in the education field, have your own... Continue Reading →

Walking the Trails #SOL21

Paul Revere and the North Church On our trip, we "bumped" into Paul and the Old North Church. During our first day in town, we visited and toured his home, then went around the corner and damn. #what History. In... Continue Reading →

A New Country, But At What Cost? #SOL

This is a tough one to write because I have no answers. We traveled around Boston the last week, seeing the sights, reading the stories, and learning more about the Revolutionary War. As we were walking on the Battle Road... Continue Reading →

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