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Thoughtful Thanksgiving Thursday: A Little Gratitude

Three things I am grateful for: So I've been more of a grump than I really want and it shows in my writing. I'll apologize for that because I am an optimistic person who has lost his way. So, my... Continue Reading →

A Treat for the Win #SOL22

Note: This was to be a blog last Tuesday, which became last Wednesday's blog, which became last Friday's blog, and back to Tuesday. I've lost something in terms of the desire to write and I'm not sure how to get... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings: This is Not Sustainable

My writing schedule has zero rhythm right now, so I apologize. This was meant for last Tuesday's Slice of Life, so why not get it published the following Monday. I will say, it's early, so I'll schedule it, but still.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Speaking from the Heart

NOTE: As I was going through my drafts, this is something that I started last April. While it's the second week of October, the thoughts are still the same today, maybe even more now! The last half is simply me... Continue Reading →

Thoughtful Thursday: Thursday Writing

In our school, we have a WIN time, which is What I Need. Some students need math help, while work with reading, writing, other leadership ideals, and other areas. My WIN group is set up for almost all of that.... Continue Reading →

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 →

Slice of Life Tuesday: Worthy Goals #SOL22

A few things happened over this past week that has got me thinking about my health and goals: 1. A month ago, we get an email from my dad, talking about dad stuff, then he slips in that he fell... Continue Reading →

The Agony of a New Phone #SOL22

Last Saturday, we made the trip to Red Lobster and Sam's Club (think Costco-style warehouse). My wife had been editing some curriculum for hours and was starting to break down. We'd planned on doing this, but she got wrapped up... Continue Reading →

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love always, caitlin

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