#SummerGoals

I'm always comparing school and sports, and the school year is a very long, sometimes grueling season. There are things I think of doing during the school year that I know won't get done until the summer, when the offseason starts and I have a chance to rest, recuperate, and focus on getting better for next year. …

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Quote of the Week #6

"Kind words unlock an iron gate." -Turkish Proverb (This is a series of posts sharing the quote I write on my whiteboard each week. As an English teacher, I feel responsible to point out that, technically, "quote" is a verb, but colloquially, it's generally accepted as shorthand for "quotation.")

A Cringeworthy Memory…and What I’ve Learned Since

The past two weekends I've been at college graduations, one for my brother and one for my girlfriend's sister. (Congrats Jake and Kirst!) Sitting in those unceremoniously long ceremonies, I started to think about my own mindset shortly after I graduated... What Am I Doing With My Life? The year was 2012, and I was just …

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Quote of the Week #5

"Try again. Fail again. Fail better." -Samuel Beckett (This is a series of posts sharing the quote I write on my whiteboard each week. As an English teacher, I feel responsible to point out that, technically, "quote" is a verb, but colloquially, it's generally accepted as shorthand for "quotation." The more you know!)