20 Years

20 Years

I graduated from the University of Texas twenty years ago today. I'm not sure how I feel about that. The word "old" comes to mind. My time in college was very pivotal for me. I changed more in those four years than I have during any other four year span of my life. And most [...]

Perfectionist

Perfectionist

I was reminded a couple of weeks ago by my principal how much of a perfectionist I am. Teaching from a distance and not being able to check up on all of my students has been very difficult for me to stomach. He reminded me that I'm doing the work, and that's all I can [...]

Bee Box

Bee Box

I've noticed that I'm spending a lot more time tending to my garden beds lately since I'm home all the time right now. I was texting a friend the other day that I don't have any weeds in my garden right now because I check it about three times a day. I was kidding when [...]

Dress Codes

Dress Codes

Trying to look on the bright side of life here... One of the nice things about teaching high school from a distance is that I can really focus on the content and how I am delivering it. While recording my lessons, if I mess up, I can stop and do it over. I also don't [...]

One Day

One Day

There's so much that I want to write, that I'm having a hard time writing anything at all. There is a new normal for so many people right now. I'm having to learn how to teach two Advanced Placement classes remotely while also trying to help my wife (who is remotely working as a school [...]

Beautiful Life

Beautiful Life

A quote often attributed to Abraham Lincoln seems fitting right about now. "Life is hard but so very beautiful."Attributed to Lincoln, but I have not been able to verify this. Still, it's a great quote. There is a lot of uncertainty right now about what will happen next. All of the schools in our areas [...]

This New House

This New House

I typically use the time during Spring Break to relax and get recharged for the final quarter of the school year. I guess I have done that to a certain extent so far this week, but we are also still using the break to get things situated in our (relatively) new house. Sunday was the [...]