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Tis The Season…..#SOL

Tis the season to be Grinchy. I'm a "Thanksgiving is before Chirstmas, so keep your fa-la-las to yourself" kind of guy. The last couple of years, I opened up the Christmas music a little earlier, and tried to be a... Continue Reading →

Cancer sucks #SOL17

I'm not even sure exactly how to write this as I've tried a couple of times with miserable results. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about our long time music teacher, Janet, and her nearing the end in her... Continue Reading →

I Wonder……. #SOL17

I wonder........ I wonder if the Cubs will win another World Series in my lifetime (that's an upgrade from "Will they win a World Series?" - always trying to find the positive!) I wonder why awful things happen to good... Continue Reading →

Swimming and Life #SOL17

My youngest daughter made the varsity cross country team as a freshman. She was fast, strong, and was seemingly invincibleĀ in her attitude towards her sister, her parents, and life in general. Fast forward to this year, her senior year. She's... Continue Reading →

Plot Twist #SOL17

Yesterday, I posted a blog that I started on Saturday about a 100 day challenge. I had laid out some personal goals and felt good, going three of three with days of exercise. Nothing big and bad, but a couple... Continue Reading →

A Recap of #PatioPD – #SOL17

This past July, I had the opportunity to take a grad level class in a bar. #Seriously I know, I was a bit flabbergasted too. I mean, what would be accomplished in a place like that? Apparently, quite a bit!... Continue Reading →

A Weird Place #SOL17

Our first staff meeting was a couple of weeks ago, and everyone is smiling and happy, the way we should be getting ready for school. After the meeting, our 7th and 8th grade teams met together for a few minutes,... Continue Reading →

It Takes One Moment #SOL17

It's been a tough couple of weeks to get myself up and ready for tomorrow. My wife's loss of two uncles, trips all over the countryside, and work time lost for various reasons. My recent Facebook post said: Irritated. Nothing... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 31 – A Reflection of Writing

Hey, we've made it! 31 days straight of funny, sad, inspirational, and sometimes "meh" writing, we've come to the finish line. I looked back at my last year's blog on March 31, and got zero inspiration from it because instead... Continue Reading →

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