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We Keep Trying #SOL19

I've been playing my last blog back and forth in my head and the disappointment I felt. I've thought about the player involved, the situation, my team, all of it. Could I have done more? Better? Both? So, instead of... Continue Reading →

Consistency with Life #SOL19

First, Happy New Year! As I've posted else where, what I wish for you is friendship, joy, and peace for the upcoming year! Now, with this hashtag, I don't have to scribble out #SOL18 and rewrite 19 over top, like... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: A Butt Chewing and Reflection

Hello my blog! Just a little lapse to deal with students are a frantically trying to turn my hair gray and trying to get me sick (many many students out sick in 6th grade). Empty nesting, it's not for the... Continue Reading →

And They Cried….and It Was Ok #SOL18

Smack me if you've heard this story before! 🙂 It would appear that this team is growing on me because here I am, writing my Slice of Live (late, again), talking about my basketball team. But then again, it's that... Continue Reading →

8th Grade Basketball 2018 #SOL18

I've been blessed of the last couple of years to have teams who have been gifted with some amazing talent, and their records have reflected this. Basketball has come easy to these girls and it shows. #twogreatseasons Walking into this... Continue Reading →

The Cub Way #SOL18

108 years. 2016 was a glorious year. I had cancer ripped from my body, a stroke did minimal damage to my brain, and the Cubs won the World Series! This last Christmas, I received the book, The Cub Way: The Zen... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Why Coach Youth Basketball?

We are into our season with a tournament last Saturday (surprisingly well played), a game Tuesday (a meh kind of game), and last night (a "have you played before" kind of game). The above is said with a great deal... Continue Reading →

Happy Halloween!

  Ha! And you thought this was going to be a Halloween post! #foolmeonce We had practice this morning, and after practice, we have cinnamon rolls and chocolate milk. I get changed, hang out with the girls to listen to... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Art of Noticing

Do we notice people around us? Really notice? #walkingbymakingnoeyecontact In late August, my sixth graders and I watched a TedTalk by Angela Maiers titled You Matter. I've seen this TedTalk with various classes and always pull a little something new from... Continue Reading →

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