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Wednesday Wanderings: Just Another Blog about Writing #whyIwrite

Today is National Writing Day and what better way to celebrate it than to write! Makes sense to me! 🙂 Why do I write? Let me count the the ways..... #sad Hush. I write: to allow myself to sleep at... Continue Reading →

“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 →

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 →

Getting Through #SOL21

Yesterday, I had a to-do list that was quite long. PIck up a lawn mower tire. Buy a pair of pants. Find a piece so I could project my phone. There were ten things on that list. I got four... 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 →

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 →

The Art of Pulling Weeds #SOL21

We have two veggies gardens on our little piece of heaven. We typically have herbs (basil, oregano, cilantro, thyme, mint), beans (black and green), tomatoes (any number of varieties), peppers (same thing as tomatoes), squash (pumpkins, butternut, and acorn), watermelon,... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutation: Moving On

This is another blog that was in my drafts. It had no text, just the title, which I found a bit odd, but ok. So, moving on, where do we take this one? Perhaps, it's could be about moving on... Continue Reading →

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