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Parenting: It’s Hard Work #SOL19

We are in the process of watching our two adult children (they would either nod their heads or roll their eyes at this statement) grow into responsible adults. Our oldest has enough money saved from internships that she could pay for... Continue Reading →

The More Things Change #SOL19

First, this gem, from the music group, Cinderella, one of the top three most underrated bands of the 1980s (by my count). One of my favorite groups from this era, bluesy but metal at the same time. And, with the big... 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 →

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 →

When Will We As a Profession Learn or A Tale of Two Teachers #SOL19

I've had this written down for a few days now. It's gotten into my craw and is festering until I get it written, so why not now? First, I've written about this twice, first in 2015 in a blog titled, A... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings – Charleston: Our Arrival

This begins in March, our 25th wedding anniversary, when we decide where we want to go. Over the years, we've gone to a variety of places (Niagra Falls, San Antonio, and New Orleans) with an anniversary band thrown in for good... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – The Emotion of Waiting

This was meant for my weekly post to the Two Writing Teachers "Slice of Life" post on Tuesday, but, as you'll read, life got in the way! 🙂 I cannot express enough how much I enjoy the above mentioned site. If... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 31 – A Reflection of Writing

Well, we did, didn't we!?! 31 days of writing. 31 days of noticing the little things. 31 days of noticing emotions. 31 days of being in the moment. #31daysofcomplainingfrommystudents As I looked back at the past three years of "Day 31"... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 30 – Just Another Day

Saturday. March 30th. Just another day. Familiar topics. Basketball. Teaching. Family. Today, we spent the day in my wife's classroom. We slept in, had a slow morning, and took off up to her classroom. Why her room? Supposedly, there was  ESPN... Continue Reading →

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