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Thoughtful Thanksgiving Thursday: A Little Gratitude

Three things I am grateful for: So I've been more of a grump than I really want and it shows in my writing. I'll apologize for that because I am an optimistic person who has lost his way. So, my... Continue Reading →

A Treat for the Win #SOL22

Note: This was to be a blog last Tuesday, which became last Wednesday's blog, which became last Friday's blog, and back to Tuesday. I've lost something in terms of the desire to write and I'm not sure how to get... Continue Reading →

Saturday Scriptings: Iowa State Fair: Part 3 – The People

The final part of the Iowa State Fair series: The people! Today's blog is being done from the local brake and tire shop. My wife is at school and we have today off (for whatever reason🙄), so her car gets... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutions: Iowa State Fair: Part 1 – Disconnect

As teachers, our busy time comes in streaks: The end of the grading periods, end of the school year, holidays, and the beginning of the school year. So, why not have both Irish Fest AND Iowa State Fair stuff in... Continue Reading →

Celebrate What Matters #SOL22

We look damn fine! Why don't we celebrate the things that matter? #youaregoingtotellusallaboutit You bet I am. This past weekend, the sister of our daughter's boyfriend got married at this really awesome venue in southern Iowa. It had been on... Continue Reading →

Feeling Old

Yesterday, I felt old, like "look the world is passing you by" old. We are in Des Monies for three nights as my wife is writing online curriculum for the state of Iowa. It's a pretty sweet gig, she's getting... Continue Reading →

It’s Been Quiet. Too Quiet. #SOL22

Hello Blog! Long time, no write! It's been so long that I've missed #slacker Nope, not this time! It's just been a bit of a reset. Much needed time away. In June, worked for two weeks on professional learning dealing... Continue Reading →

Alive and Running #SOL22

I was so disappointed last night that I'd missed the Slice of LIfe writing day. My writing has suffered from a major lack of focus and I look forward to those days. When my wife pointed out that it was,... Continue Reading →

Be Encouraged #SOL22

This was the title of a blog I was going to write last week. A student had said something relatively nice and I was shocked at how nice it made me feel. It got run over by the last three... Continue Reading →

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