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10 Things Tuesday – #SOL19

Good morning fellow bloggers and Slice of Lifers and whoever else may stumble across this little gem today. I've been pretty well stuck writing for a while, both because I cannot shake this feeling of exhaustion (fell asleep last night... Continue Reading →

There’s No Tired…..#SOL19

......like the "beginning of the school year" tired. Yesterday was Tuesday. Tuesday is my writing day. Tuesday is Slice of Life Day. #Ijustcouldnotdoit I remembered at 9:45 PM as I was crawling into bed, "Damnit, I didn't get anything written today." It... Continue Reading →

Courage #SOL19

Three slices of courage I want to write about today: My oldest daughter is one of the most courageous people I know. In her 8th grade year, she went to Iowa State for a conference that dealt with women in... Continue Reading →

Thank you! A State Fair wrap-up #SOL19

Last Saturday, we finished what may be our last Iowa State Fair experience. There was tension between the groups we'd stalled with for the last three years. My daughter was a cranky about many things. My wife was half a... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Wanderings: The End of July?

Why hello there my blogging community, long time, no write! #sitdownandgetwordsonthescreen It's not that I don't have things to write about, but my brain just seems scrambled right now, and it seems that putting together a coherent statement, let alone... 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 →

Charleston: The Trip Home #SOL19

After eating new things, meeting new people, and experiencing some of what The South is all about, it was time to come back to Iowa, and reality. Our flight was at 9:00 AM from Charleston, and I'm always nervous about... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Wanderings – Charleston: Day 3 – A Foodie’s Delight

Today, it was all about the food. First, breakfast! We had fresh fruit, yogurt with granola, delicious coffee, and our other choices were grits and eggs. I had a little try of the grits. Paste. Nope, not a fan. Everything... Continue Reading →

A blog from the past: We Are On A Special Kind of Team

I've been looking back at my writing. Some of it's drivel, but some of it hits messages that I try to talk to my students about in class. This one is five years old (damn) but the message is one... Continue Reading →

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