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Just Breathe #SOL18

Well, I've missed my last two Friday blogs, not for lack of trying, but for lack of energy. Last week, I was in bed at 8:30, and it's been 9:30 for a while now. I don't have a TV show... Continue Reading →

And They Cried….and It Was Ok #SOL18

Smack me if you've heard this story before! 🙂 It would appear that this team is growing on me because here I am, writing my Slice of Live (late, again), talking about my basketball team. But then again, it's that... 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 →

Random Thoughts – Coaching Stuff

Last night, we got beat 52 - 18. The half time score was 25 - 12. #ugh Up until the last two minutes, when we were "only" down 20, I was pretty pleased. This is a team as a school... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 9 – Try Hard

  Hello and welcome to Day Nine of our Challenge! Hope this finds you well, full of awesome ideas on how to make the world a better place, on how to help kids find their full potential, or at least... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 5 – Basketball

My word of the day: basketball. Yup, basketball. Now, I know my 5 of my seven readers are thinking, "Good grief man, let it go," but seriously, it's in my blood (that and the season is done!). It's that classroom... Continue Reading →

Our Tournament Experience

I tried to post this on Facebook, but it just got too long, so I'll write here and post the link there! 🙂 This weekend was the fifth tournament that a small team of seventh and eighth graders has played... Continue Reading →

She Cried, and That’s Ok…. #SOL17

I love coaching for many reasons: teamwork, respect for teammates, the chance to teach on the court, and just a way to keep yourself healthy. It's a sport that if I could make a decent salary at it, I would... Continue Reading →

Fran and Handshake That Never Was

Ok, disclaimer, I didn't watch the Iowa/North Dakota basketball game last night. Being on the "no cable, no dish" plan, with crappy DSL service, I feel lucky I can run NetFlix without  buffering. The joys of being a techie in... Continue Reading →

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