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#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 →

#SOL18 – Day 10 – Royalty

My daughter, the Iowa Brown Swiss Princess!

#SOL18 – Day 9 – Little Things

Some days it only takes little things to make a day go forward or sideways. As I paid attention in my surroundings here's a few things I noticed: Relationships matter. Our 8th grade team is dynamic and outstanding at bringing... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 8 – Balance

Like last year, my slices will be daily things, but I'll also be taking from Mike Krzyzewski's book titled, Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success. Today's word is balance, so I noticed the things around me that dealt with balance.... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 7 – Be Encouraged

#beencouraged A number of years ago, I was our church's laity member to our state conference. During one of those conferences, the bishop at the time purchases wrist band for all in attendance with a simple message: Be Encouraged. While... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 6 – Will We Ever Get Ahead?

Yesterday, we reviewed our retirement savings plan. #yikes My earning power could easily be frozen by a total contract rewrite, courtesy of our collective bargaining being stripped away. #willweevergetahead We do the right things. We save. We don't splurge on... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 5 – Snow Day Challenge

We have another snow day. #insertrandomcursewordshere Our district, from one end to another, is approximately 30 miles wide, and really encompasses all of what I see as typical here in Iowa. On one end, pretty wide open flat area, the... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 4 – Just Like That….

Just like that, I'm out of the running..... Just like that, a streak of 66 straight days, 2 years plus 2 days, of the challenge are broken.... Just like that..... *p*ssedoff I'm a fairly competitive person, so throw the word... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 2 – The Obligitory Basketball Post

If you are one of 12 readers of my blog (thanks Mom for recruiting some of your friends!), then you know I'm a basketball junkie. I'll watch just about any basketball I can find. Fifth grade recess? Sure! High school... Continue Reading →

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