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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 →

Looking Back to Look Forward #SOL18

First, Iowa Irish Fest was an awesome experience! Gaelic Storm never fails to amaze me on the show they put on. Being we've seen them for 8 years now, they run some of the same material, but they play with... Continue Reading →

5 Random Things – #SOL17

I saw a blogger (whom I highly recommend) this today, and it just fits with how I'm feeling today: scattered, random, full of love and positive energy, yet, feeling stressed, unhappy, and generally down. So - 5 Random Things I'm really... Continue Reading →

Plot Twist #SOL17

Yesterday, I posted a blog that I started on Saturday about a 100 day challenge. I had laid out some personal goals and felt good, going three of three with days of exercise. Nothing big and bad, but a couple... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to “Jill” #SOL17

  I've seen some great "open letters" in the last few months from Iowans, whether it was from a UNI professor blowing up some alternative facts laid out there by Republicans, or teacher's letter to Senator Grassley about why Betsy DeVos... Continue Reading →

Perspective Anyone?

I do enjoy our PLC time because we have a chance to dig into our data, see what we are doing well and what needs to be focused on.  This last Wednesday we did just that, dug into our last... Continue Reading →

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