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Friday Thoughts: A Needed Smile

The last few posts have been pretty heavy. I've been told by someone close to me, I'm sounding jaded (which I am) and that if I have 10 years left in the profession I love (which I do) I need... Continue Reading →

Change Your Lens #SOL20

"Change your lens." It seems pretty easy, doesn't it? If you don't like the focus, change the lens. Change the view. Change your perspective. #yeahright We watched this TedTalk titled, "Celebrate What is Right with the World", by Dewitt Jones.... Continue Reading →

Midnight Musings

Well, ok, it's 12:31, but close enough. #gotosleepyoufool I came home yesterday afternoon, and just felt like every last ounce of life had been sucked from me. Stuff on my mind includes: One daughter trying to purchase a car, not... Continue Reading →

Another Late Night Blog #SOL19

It's 10:10 PM (CST) and I'm staring at this screen thinking, "What the heck do I write about?" Writing this summer has been an issue. What should I write about?? I could write about the fact I've got my notebooks,... Continue Reading →

If You Can Be Anything, Be Nice #SOL19

It's been a week to gather so many slice ideas! I could write about the fact that 29 voters in Northeast Iowa, by no fault of their own, had their ballots thrown out on a technicality last night by a Republican... Continue Reading →

Friday thoughts: “Show Me Your Friends……

......and I'll show you your future." This quote is attributed to many different people, but in it's true with each person. #youbecomelikethosewithwhomyourun As we work through our 7 Habits in Leader in Me, it's apparent that students need to start... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Finding Character in an Unexpected Place

My head is just full of stuff to write about: our travels to the World Dairy Expo, the behavior of my class, great conversation with a Twitter friend, but this seems to float to the top. I've been very, VERY... Continue Reading →

“No One Cares You Are Tired”

Well then, that was rude! 😀 This year, while the students have been superb, their underlying behaviors (drugs, self-harm, drinking, etc.) have caused sleepless nights, as have behaviors our legislature, those in charge of bargaining, and my own family! So... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 25 – Random Stuff

Today, we found out our pastor was being transfered to a town north of us. I'm not an especially religious person, and have connected with exactly three pastors in my life time: Pastor Jim, Pastor Arley, and now Pastor Mee.... Continue Reading →

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