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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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Opal and Mozzie #SOL22

These are the two troublemakers in our house since our daughters have flown the nest. Opal, on the right, is our "typical" Siamese. She's loud, obnoxious, is constantly in our face, and will bring us her "kill" on a nightly... Continue Reading →

A Treat for the Win #SOL22

Note: This was to be a blog last Tuesday, which became last Wednesday's blog, which became last Friday's blog, and back to Tuesday. I've lost something in terms of the desire to write and I'm not sure how to get... Continue Reading →

Iowa: Where Did You Go? #SOL22

Iowa, where have you gone? The Iowa I came back to raise my daughter (now daughters) in is pretty much gone red. Friends I had in high school post random MAGA nonsense. Co-workers make TikToks about supporting Trump and the... Continue Reading →

The Peace of the Campfire #SOL22

This past spring, we purchased this little camper (22 feet doesn't seem like little when you are towing it) and as much as I'd love to say we got out and saw the world, we did not. Part of it... Continue Reading →

Speak Your Truth #SOL22

Welp, here I am again, writing at 10:00. Ok, 30 minutes on the treadmill and three sets of push-ups and squats slowed me down, but still. #ugh Oh yes. Ugh is right. But, tonight's blog, it's all about truth. As... Continue Reading →

5 Random Thoughts #SOL22

it's been a long day, I'm writing my Slice late, and tomorrow is our first day of school #ugh So, my brain is pretty well shot dealing with professional development, a Zoom meeting, then trying to keep focused long enough... Continue Reading →

Summertime Stocking Up #SOL22

Today, we were supposed to go work in school (by the way, an average teacher donates $7,500 worth of hours to their profession), getting our rooms put together a bit because this weekend is Iowa Irish Fest and next week... Continue Reading →

The Power of Nice #SOL22

We are in Des Moines for a few days with my wife working with other teachers and state education experts, creating an online curriculum, and me screwing around. #really Yes, really. I've been getting runs in, getting steps in, and... Continue Reading →

Alive and Running #SOL22

I was so disappointed last night that I'd missed the Slice of LIfe writing day. My writing has suffered from a major lack of focus and I look forward to those days. When my wife pointed out that it was,... Continue Reading →

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