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Thursday Thinkings – A Draft File Full of What?

First, the back story: For Christmas one year, we did the "do you have something in mind" thing with our daughters and my youngest said something the tune of "a bag of what". Well, that's a challenge that my wife... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 10 – A Walk to Remember, A Walk to Forget

Today was a relatively good day. We had no fights. We had no swearing. We had no kids getting sent to the office. We had no kid drama. We had no drama period. Heck, I signed up for my first... Continue Reading →

She Really Loves Me #SOL20

This is what my wife brought home for me. We've both been stressed about teaching, both being full time face to face. Her 12 transitional kindergarteners and my 76 sixth graders (plus multiple interactions with other kids/grade levels) have us... 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 →

#SOLC19 – Day 6 – My Creative Wife

First, Spotify! Who knew? I knew I was old, but dang?? I'm listening to "one hit wonders" with "House Music 2019" saved to listen to later on. Good grief! If you've got a playlist, I'd love to listen to it! Mine... Continue Reading →

“This Attitude Will Get You Higher than Legalized Pot” #SOL

Oh goodness I love this title! 🙂 If you've not heard of Dr. Alan Zimmerman (@Dr_Zimmerman), you need to look him up. Here's a man oozes positive think and attitude. He's got a Tuesday Tip that I subscribe to, and last... Continue Reading →

My Happy Thought – Black Friday shopping

Today is "Black Friday" a day, as one blogger put it, "the American version of The Hunger Games but with sale items instead of food."  Seems about right.  The thankfulness of yesterday turns into the commercialized feeding frenzy of today. So, our plan... Continue Reading →

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