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Better Writing Takes Time #SOL21

I just finished the article, "How to Streamline the Writing Process and Save Time" by David Gywn, a writer on Medium. My struggle with topics has been well documented, and this has given me things to think about! Side note,... Continue Reading →

I Heard Sniffling….

Ok, I didn't really hear sniffling. #whatareyoutalkingabout I blogged on April 1 (I think) and I've not done a new one until today. 11 days of no writing, no thinking about writing, no words on a page, no words in... Continue Reading →

Today Was a Good Day

I got to play basketball with my students. I got to play soccer with my students. I got to watch my students play. I got to watch my students interact with each other. Best of all, I got to see... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 31 – Get Off My Lawn (Not Really, But Still)

I see all these slicing posts that are all celebratory and happy and "I made it", so the crusty, grumpy post is needed. #getoffmylawn First and foremost, it's not that grumpy. A writing streak like this takes time and effort... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 30 – Lack of Empathy

Our sixth grade team typically meets at the end of the hallway after our second hour and after school to decompress, regroup, or just say "WTH" to each other. Today, it was the lack of empathy. We have students who... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 29 – Currently

I'm feeling my 49 years, 333 days today. #teachertired So, I'm borrowing a blog from a very talented Slicer, Britt over at Multifaceted Musings, and her blog titled Currently. Thank you, Britt for showing us this format! 🙂 Currently noticing... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 27 – Dreary

Today's has just been a dreary day. It started with the fact I feel twice my age right now. I had the second vaccine yesterday, and while I've not felt like my wife did, I feel very achy and even... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 23 -Too Many Chickens

We have too many damn chickens. #cluckcluckcluck We've always had them since we've been out here. We built the chicken coop many years ago (the year is written on one of the beams in the barn), and always had a... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 20 – Spring Equinox

The spring equinox is upon us and it feels just right. It was windy, but sunny. I was able to do a few things outside, run around a bit, and watch some basketball. Daffodils are coming up. Tulips are coming... Continue Reading →

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