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A blog from the past: We Are On A Special Kind of Team

I've been looking back at my writing. Some of it's drivel, but some of it hits messages that I try to talk to my students about in class. This one is five years old (damn) but the message is one... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 10 – Spotify

Now, I'm a guy who likes to physically "have" his music, whether I'm purchasing a CD (yes, I know, I'm 80 and like my cds) or purchasing a digital copy, I like to know that the music is "mine". If... Continue Reading →

It’s a Random Day #SOL19

Well, it's Tuesday, Slice of Life day. The problem is, this blog was started on Friday. #Wheredidmymojogo I read somewhere that to make your blog better, you have to blog every day. Well, if I can keep this Tuesday -... 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 →

If You Don’t Like Jack Black……#SOL18

.....this isn't a blog for you. I've never heard of Jack Black's comedic heavy metal group, Tenacious D, until a couple of weeks ago. #Iknowright I was bored and watching Facebook videos. I came across "Adults react and MEET Tenacious... Continue Reading →

“Danger is Real, but Fear is a Choice.” #SOL18

A friend of mine has been involved in suicide awareness for many years because of a friend who took his life. Today, he posted this on his Facebook page: Yesterday, I was at a customer's office in Dike and the... Continue Reading →

What I’ll Miss #SOL

I've been on a bit of a hiatus since the Slice of Life Challenge. My writing mojo, while primed after March, just fizzled with the onslaught of school and family, with the difficulties that each offer. We'll try to return... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 14 – A Song

Hello from the middle of Illinois on a bus! We started from our high school school about 2:30 and drove to Mount Morris, Illinois, the hometown of our choir director. My wife and I are again, in the middle of... Continue Reading →

Messiah – #SOL17

On December 10, the three members of our family still at home sang with our community choir parts from Handel's┬áMessiah. We've done this now for five years, our oldest daughter pulling us into it, our youngest continuing the tradition. We... Continue Reading →

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