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The Best Therapy #SOL22

Learning about Irish Cream Last weekend was the 16th Annual Iowa Irish Fest. The usual suspects were there: The Screaming Orphans, Gaelic Storm, the great food, smiles, laughter, but missing, my daughters. #WHAT Each messaged us, within minutes of each... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Things We Notice About Our Passions

Yesterday was our Leader in Me time during our homeroom period. My kids were grumpy because we didn't go outside, but such is life. We'd not had a homeroom time in a while and the videos we watched were pretty... Continue Reading →

Day 9 – The Music Post – #SOLC22

Music has been a big part of my life since I was a kid. My earliest memories are of my mom singing in our church choir. Now, we went to a little country church in the middle of nowhere, just... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 3 – Music For the Soul

There are days where I truly wonder, why do I leave my room? I'm an introvert trapped in an extrovert's job and somedays, it's just painful to get out and be social. And that's not to say that I don't... Continue Reading →

The Wisdom of Deadmau5 #SOL20

Today, I'm sitting back, listening, watching, and learning about our country, my "friends", and what people really thing when then sh*t hits the fan. For the most part, people have stepped up with the George Floyd tragedy. As I admitted... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts (on Saturday): I Believe We Will Win

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBre0xNcr5c I'm in the middle of my 1:00 AM - 3:00 AM "awake as f*ck" stage. Not sure why, but almost every night for a week, I'm up at this time. I'm thinking that I'll go on YouTube Live with... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 17 – A St. Patrick’s Day Concert….

.....on my couch. #gotcha School canceled for four weeks. Bars, restaurants, and gyms closed. People are running around scared. Kansas is not holding face to face school for the rest of the year. We were told today that we may... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 4 – Music Heals the Soul

This morning, as I was getting my Twitter fix for the day, I came across this gem from @lizzy_ng:  I’m at school 2 hours after the bell blasting Pearl Jam and doing sub plans. You feel me? #RockonYoungGun I love... Continue Reading →

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 →

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