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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 →

Thursday Thinkings – A Draft File Full of What?

First, the back story: For Christmas one year, we did the "do you have something in mind" thing with our daughters and my youngest said something the tune of "a bag of what". Well, that's a challenge that my wife... Continue Reading →

Monday Writing Discovered #SOL21

Three years ago, I was asked to move from 8th grade language arts down to 6th grader social studies. I'm not sure if it's was a demotion or "where do we put him now" move, but it was something that... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: You Want Upbeat? I Got Upbeat! :)

NOTE: This was in my unfinished blogs bin and was started last April. While some of the stuff I'm talking about happened back then Our #FinishHardFriday video was from Fred Rodgers and it was outstanding! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9O48kKG4MI Can you ever go... 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 →

Sunday Salutations: Iowa Irish Fest and Chad #SOL21

My writing schedule is messed up, thus, the hash tag for the Slice of Life, put on by the web site of Two Writing Teachers. I did not post because *sigh* I'm at the Iowa State Fair, AGAIN! #sillyman But,... 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 →

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