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Perspective – #SOL19

I've been thinking a lot about perspective. Glass half full, half empty kinds of things. Watching my father struggle with his back surgery, it makes things both come into focus and become blurry at the same time. The nonsense going... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Come To Jesus Meeting

"Ok, ladies and gentlemen, we need to talk." This is how I started each class today. Not a big deal, but my goodness, we needed to talk. #shhhhhItalkyoulisten We've had this slow slide of positive behaviors and a slow rise in... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 14 – Nails on a Chalkboard

I've been a pretty good boy these last 13 days. My blogs, for the most part, have been upbeat, positive, and that's how I'm trying to keep myself. #nottoday Yesterday, my love of middle school was deep and wide like the... Continue Reading →

The Power of Thank You #SOL19ss

First, seriously, a super full moon AND a winter storm?? Seriously?? Whomever put the bee in Mother Nature's bonnet, please, for the love of all that is holy, stop it!! #snowdaysaredrivingmecrazy But enough about snow, let's talk about my slice!... Continue Reading →

I Just Can’t Quit #SOL19

I threw this down on Facebook on Sunday night about my basketball team. We played our last three games of the season on Saturday, and it was hard to say goodbye to this season and this team. It's been a roller coaster, but... Continue Reading →

We Keep Trying #SOL19

I've been playing my last blog back and forth in my head and the disappointment I felt. I've thought about the player involved, the situation, my team, all of it. Could I have done more? Better? Both? So, instead of... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: A Butt Chewing and Reflection

Hello my blog! Just a little lapse to deal with students are a frantically trying to turn my hair gray and trying to get me sick (many many students out sick in 6th grade). Empty nesting, it's not for the... Continue Reading →

Just Breathe #SOL18

Well, I've missed my last two Friday blogs, not for lack of trying, but for lack of energy. Last week, I was in bed at 8:30, and it's been 9:30 for a while now. I don't have a TV show... Continue Reading →

And They Cried….and It Was Ok #SOL18

Smack me if you've heard this story before! 🙂 It would appear that this team is growing on me because here I am, writing my Slice of Live (late, again), talking about my basketball team. But then again, it's that... Continue Reading →

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