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Friday Thoughts: What’s Next?

I've just finished up the Slice of LIfe Challenge, a challenge where we blog for 31 days, sharing slices of who we are to our blogging community. It's a time of stress, much thinking, and noticing the things that go... Continue Reading →

Day 18 – NCAA Basketball? Yes, Please! – #SOLC22

Today, my wife and I each took a personal day and ended up in Iowa City. We came down last night (check out what we found here) and today, Iowa Hawkeye Women's Basketball. The last time the women hosted NCAA... Continue Reading →

Day 14 – “Look in the Mirror, Not Out the Window” – #SOLC22

Today was Episode #300 of the Washedup Walkons, a podcast put on by three former Iowa football players who walked on to the program and ended up each making an impact on the program in their own way. They've got... Continue Reading →

Day 11 – Junk Thoughts – #SOLC22

For a long time now, our school counselor has talked with our elementary students during her guidance lessons about junk thoughts. For the past two months, heck, the past 8 months, I've done a good job of keeping those at... Continue Reading →

Day 10 – Where’s My #*$#(& Notebook? – #SOLC22

#thatisaninappropriatetitle Oh, starting in on me already? Sweet. I love the idea of "noticing notebooks". 10 years ago, I watched Ted Talk by Angela Maiers where she talked about noticing notebooks. Every since, I've tried to keep one. #prettycool Yes,... Continue Reading →

Day 2 – So, How Are You? – #SOLC22

Most days, I try to have some sort of positive message on my social media to start the day, just something to remind myself and others that we matter, our voice matters, and that we have the power to be... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: What am I Thankful For?

This blog was started on Wednesday as a "live" blog as my students were writing. It's being finished today, Black Friday, as both daughters were home and I didn't want to miss a minute with them I don't get the... Continue Reading →

Where To Put Your Truth? #SOL21

Ok, it's been a pretty "ugh" kind of week. Computer science classes are tough on these days. I got a message and picture from my parents about their last trip to "the ranch" and about how, after almost 50 years,... 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 →

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