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The Peace of the Campfire #SOL22

This past spring, we purchased this little camper (22 feet doesn't seem like little when you are towing it) and as much as I'd love to say we got out and saw the world, we did not. Part of it... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Kindness of Others #SOL22

This was meant for Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life on Tuesday. I'm in such a funk right now that now it's on Friday. I don't know. Things are different this year. Maybe it's the fact I sound like my... Continue Reading →

Be Encouraged #SOL22

This was the title of a blog I was going to write last week. A student had said something relatively nice and I was shocked at how nice it made me feel. It got run over by the last three... Continue Reading →

Day 25 – The Madness – #SOLC22

I love March Madness as any basketball coach should. #youlovewhatyoulove I agree. I'm sitting here with a turtle whiskey (goodness, SO good) and a blueberry lager (don't judge), watching St. Peter's beat Purdue thinking to myself, this is what the... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 12 – Where We Started

Where we started Where we are Happy anniversary to my beautiful wife. She's not blogging anymore (sad face), so I can do this kind of thing. We have a low key night set up because she's got her second shot... Continue Reading →

She Really Loves Me #SOL20

This is what my wife brought home for me. We've both been stressed about teaching, both being full time face to face. Her 12 transitional kindergarteners and my 76 sixth graders (plus multiple interactions with other kids/grade levels) have us... Continue Reading →

The Cure: Love #SOL20

"The truth - that love is the ultimate and highest goal that man can aspire."          - Victor Frankl, Man's Search For Meaning I read Victor Frankl's book years ago as part of my master's program. Reading... Continue Reading →

Rock On #SOL19

Today, was an unexpected ice day, with freezing drizzle in the area pretty much all day. I was getting into my truck as we got the text that said no school, so I was almost out the door. This is... Continue Reading →

8th Grade Basketball 2018 #SOL18

I've been blessed of the last couple of years to have teams who have been gifted with some amazing talent, and their records have reflected this. Basketball has come easy to these girls and it shows. #twogreatseasons Walking into this... Continue Reading →

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