Tag Archive: Musing

Jan 10

School or Education


As a public school teacher we are placed under a lot of pressure to provide an education for our students, and rightly so.  That is why I choose that career and have persevered doing it for over a decade.  Unfortunately it gets tougher every year to stay with it.  Do not get me wrong, I …

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Aug 20

Tomorrow is a Big Day


Tomorrow is a big day for me because that is the day I get to lead my first varsity high school team into action.  I have been a coach now going on a decade mostly at the middle school level and last year as an assistant/freshman coach.  While all of those things were great experience …

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Feb 19

Standardized Test: Teaching or Testing that is the Question


via So, just taking a little break from getting an end of the year test study guide done for my students, and as I was working on it and it kept getting longer and longer I started to think about all the days wasted in the school year prepping for this end-all be-all standardized test.  …

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Feb 15

Winter Olympics: The Internet has ruined the Olympics


I have always been a fan of the Olympics, summer games more than their winter counterpart, but nevertheless have always grown up watching the festivities. Starting back with the London Games two years ago I watched a little here and there, but not nearly as much as before and with this year’s winter games I …

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Feb 03

Crash Update: A HOLE new garage

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We wanted to give a little update on our smashing super bowl evening.  We are overwhelmed by so many friends, family and neighbors who have poured out their love and generosity to us.  Phone calls, e-mails, text messages, facebook comments, it really means a lot to have so many people who care about us and …

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Feb 02

A Super Bowl to Remember

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A Super Bowl to Remember, with a title like that you might be thinking that we are really big Seahawks fans, and while we were happy to see the Broncos lose we are not Seahawks fans.  My wife, Karen, had never seen an entire football game until she met me and Karen now passively follows …

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Dec 17

Too Good Not to Share


Karen saw this the other day and could not wait until I got home to show it to me.  It has to be the funniest thing that I have seen in a while.  Who ever design this commerical needs to make more of them, because they did an excellent job. It is very unique for a …

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Dec 13

Education…What Education?

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I love teaching and for the most part I believe my students enjoy my class which is saying something considering I teach history.  History is one of those fickle subjects where one student can sit there and say out loud ‘that is the most interesting thing that I have ever learned’ while the student right …

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Sep 09

Monday Musing: Will the People with Principals Please Stand Up

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I love how politics make hypocrites out of most people because it really gives you a sense of who is made out of strong moral fiber and those that are just blind shills of their political affiliation, but will the people with principles please stand up.  I’m sure there are some out there, but it …

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Jul 22

Monday Musing: Living in a Fantasy World

fantasy vs reality

via Is it just me or are we starting to believe that we are living in fantasy world?  It has been going on for a while, but it seems even if reality smacks us in the face we just look around say everything is fine and go back to what we were doing.  Even if …

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