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#SOL19 – Day 18 – Band Aids and Community

"Fine, I'll read the dang post." That's what I told myself last night as I read another slice about band-aids and story telling. #whatsthefussGus When reading something that has struck a nerve, I tend to read the comments first. They range... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 14 – Nails on a Chalkboard

I've been a pretty good boy these last 13 days. My blogs, for the most part, have been upbeat, positive, and that's how I'm trying to keep myself. #nottoday Yesterday, my love of middle school was deep and wide like the... Continue Reading →

SOL#19 – Day 12 – 25 Years

Look at these fresh faces kids, starting their lives out together, 25 years ago today. We'd dated from April of our freshman year in the college (1990), and in February of 1993, got engaged. My mother in law was NOT... Continue Reading →

Where’s My Mojo? #SOL19

I'm feeling right now like the Iowa men's basketball team. They have a decent record of 21 wins and 7 losses. They have a winning record in the month of February, something not done for a number of years. They've... Continue Reading →

5 Random Things – #SOL18

I've gone a while without writing, so today, I present an assortment of random observations about the world around me. Some good, some not so good, most just random stuff I've thought about or seen over the last couple of... Continue Reading →

Iowans: Where Do Your Priorities Lie? #SOL18

“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.” - Joe Biden, said during comments made on John McCain's policies during the 2008 presidential campaign It's been a long time since I've... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – A Positive Force

I've got another blogs half way done about teachers in Iowa and the Iowa Legislature, but I figured I push a little positive energy out into the world today. Last night, I had the opportunity to attend the Young Writers'... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 31 – A Final Slice

#ugh I've written this twice, first a pretty pessimistic piece, and we'll try the positive side and see which one goes up. It's hard to describe this year's slicing. On one hand, my scheduling of posts was horrible. I missed... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 26 – 501 Posts

Yesterday, after I hit post, WordPress sent me a message: You've made 500 posts on The Life of a Conflicted Teacher. #what 500 posts. Now, I know that there are people out there who blog every day who are thinking, "Ha.... Continue Reading →

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