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#SOLC20 – Day 4 – Music Heals the Soul

This morning, as I was getting my Twitter fix for the day, I came across this gem from @lizzy_ng:  I’m at school 2 hours after the bell blasting Pearl Jam and doing sub plans. You feel me? #RockonYoungGun I love... Continue Reading →

Civility – it’s a thing #SOL20

One of the many emails I've received this year was from Daniel Pink. He runs an email group where he sends out a short video every other week called "The Pinkcast". It's set to introduce us to an expert, give... Continue Reading →

Twitterverse vs. Real Life #SOL20

Good morning to all. One of the things I've read time and time again, if you are going to write, just do it. #sorryNike So, here I am, just doing it! This morning, I came across this thread dealing with... Continue Reading →

You Said What to Me? #SOL20

So there I was, sitting on my couch, a cup of tea beside me, with my "State of the Union Bingo Sheet" in front of me, and my computer nearby. It was the State of the Union, and by gosh,... 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 →

Perspective – #SOL19

I've been thinking a lot about perspective. Glass half full, half empty kinds of things. Watching my father struggle with his back surgery, it makes things both come into focus and become blurry at the same time. The nonsense going... Continue Reading →

A Complaint, then The Week That Was…#SOL18

First, the complaint. Our students get out on Thursday, good for them! I've been flooded with late work being turned in because, starting in April, we said "do it now or in summer school". Our summer school list was released... Continue Reading →

What I’ll Miss #SOL

I've been on a bit of a hiatus since the Slice of Life Challenge. My writing mojo, while primed after March, just fizzled with the onslaught of school and family, with the difficulties that each offer. We'll try to return... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 14 – A Song

Hello from the middle of Illinois on a bus! We started from our high school school about 2:30 and drove to Mount Morris, Illinois, the hometown of our choir director. My wife and I are again, in the middle of... Continue Reading →

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