The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all


Slice of Life Challenge

Day 4 – Just a Saturday – #SOLC23

The Mighty Mississippi was looking like spring today! 🙂 Today, it was just about being here. We've always lived near bodies of water. The Mississippi in Winona, right next to the Bering Sea in Alaska, the Missouri in Boonville, and... Continue Reading →

Day 3 – Coffee Shop Slicing – #SOLC23

Two weeks ago, my wife had parent-teacher conference, then Friday and Monday off, so we took off to Chicago on Friday and spent some quality time together. #sweet Unbeknownst to me, I had the same thing on my calendar, just... Continue Reading →

Day 2 – Getting Old is for the Birds! – #SOLC23

Getting old is for the birds. Yesterday, my wife had a doctor's appointment, so I decided that I'd go work out. Typically, we are there together, so going on our own is a little different, but no big deal. #workingouttogetherrocks... Continue Reading →

Day 1 – Another Challenge, Another Intro – #SOLC23

Another Day 1. Another Slice of Life Challenge. Another introduction. #whynot Why not indeed?! 🙂 It's March, that time for being more mindful of what's going on around us, to write down those goofy student quotes, the things we see... Continue Reading →

Slice of Life Tuesday: This will be Tough #SOL23

Today is the last day of February, which means that tomorrow is the first day of Two Writing Teachers' Slice of Life Challenge. #sweet If you don't know, each year, the Two Writing Teachers offer up a challenge: Write every... Continue Reading →

Day 31 – A Reflection – #SOLC22

Well, we've reached that time of the Challenge where we review the month. So, the Slice of Life Challenge, a reflection: 1) First, a special thanks to the wonderful writers, teachers, and moderators of Two Writing Teachers. Without this outstanding... Continue Reading →

Day 30 – Opportunities Missed – #SOLC22

Well, I'll get mine in early tonight because it might be my last one for a while. #uhoh It's been a while since I missed a Slice of Life deadline, and I was in midst of writing when I discovered... Continue Reading →

Day 28 – When is it Enough? – #SOLC22

So, I did not watch the Academy Awards last night. #whatwereyouthinking Oh, I know what I was thinking: Watching rich people pat each other on the back was not something I wanted to spend my time doing on a Sunday... Continue Reading →

Day 27 – How We Roll – #SOLC22

Tonight, this is how we roll. Running around all day, finding a nice, warm, safe place together. Never getting all cozy together, but never too far apart! Good night, world! ❤️ Opal (lighter cat) and Mozzie

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