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Books I Read in August 2022

My reading over the summer took a bit of a dip over the first part of this year. My goal this year is to read 75 books, down from 100 last year. I set that goal knowing that I would begin my doctoral work this fall and would likely have less time to read non-school-related …

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A Return After a Long Break

Well, summer break is over for all my students and me. This week, I begin my doctoral work at the University of Kentucky. As such, my reading will likely increase dramatically and, with that, an increase in my writing. It’s been a good break, but I’m ready to get back to posting here and across …

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Books I Read in May 2022

I’m consistently working to keep my reading on track this year. I have a book with me wherever I go (physical & ebook) and carve out a little time each day. Some days more than others 😉 Here are the books I read/finished reading during May 2022: The Hunger of the Gods – John Gwynne …

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Gun Control and Schools

I’m having a hard time putting into words my feelings over the past couple of days. I work in education but I’m also a parent. I worry about the kids and teachers whom I work with but I also worry about sending my daughter to school. Note: she just finished 4th grade, which has struck …

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On the Uvalde Tragedy

27 school shootings have taken place so far in 2022. https://www.npr.org/2022/05/24/1101050970/2022-school-shootings-so-far What we know about the terrorist attack in Uvalde, TX on May 24, 2022: At least 21 dead; 19 students and 2 adults Uvalde is “the kind of place where ‘interconnections are thick’ and no one would have expected a mass shooting at the …

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Stress Reliever: Dirty Dancing with the Muppet Theme

Feeling overwhelmed as the end of the school year approaches? I prescribe this video to bring you some smiles. Thanks to @Pandamoanimum for creating this awesomeness. If you feel so inclined, buy her a cup of coffee. You can also view the video on YouTube: