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Let Me Tell You

What a year. What an experience. I started this job in the opening days of August 2018 as a new…

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You Will Hit a Wall

It’s December. Two weeks to go until winter break. As a new teacher, you need to be ready for this…

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61 Days

There’s plenty of markers I’ve made a note of in my head as my first year of teaching has hurtled…

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Am I Ready?

Am I ready? It’s the question I’ve been asking as the countdown to that ephemeral first day of classes ticks…

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Get Back On The Bike!

I have loved riding bikes since I was a little kid in Aloha, OR shredding the dust in my one…

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The Gift of Words

2017.  What a year.  I’ve been wrestling with how to write this post because this is my last post as…

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The Penultimate Post

What a journey it has been. Since January of 2014 I’ve been on a path of rebirth, renew, and rebuilding. …

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Into The Mystic

Why yes, the headline refers to Van Morrison’s hit, which you can listen to here.  It’s been an alarming three…

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The Rookie

Up until this semester everything has followed the traditional school path.  Go to class. Attend the lecture with notebook and…

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The Road To El-Dorado

The titled movie came out in 2000 and since I was in high school at the time (get off my…

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Crawling

You read that headline right.  I’m crawling my way to the finish line.  And not in a fun, smiley, playing…

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Back To The Future, Part 1

I waxed poetic about BTTF: Part II (and plenty of other sequels) back in January as I shared my hopes…

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In The Valley of Peace

Going back to school when you’re thirty three years old is an absolute adventure filled with a never ending basket…

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Deep Breath, Part II

The post title refers to two things.  One – the original post from last semester.  It also is a reference…

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Back To The Future, Part II

The second movie in trilogies is hit or miss.  Star Wars has one of the best.  Back to the Future…

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2014 Wasn’t THAT Bad…Right?

Three days.  In three days 2014 will be but a memory as the clocks and calendars will click over into…

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In The Valley

Merry Christmas! I hope that the holidays were kind to you. They were beyond kind to me and I’m humbled…