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Seven Quick Takes: Melancholy Birthday Edition

— 1 — Tomorrow Little Man will be four. Four. 4. Maybe if I say it, type it, repeat it enough, I will believe it. I mean, it was like yesterday I was waiting on pins and needles for the phone call. — 2 — But here it is. Four years later. All he wants… Continue reading Seven Quick Takes: Melancholy Birthday Edition

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Contribution

Our neighbors fight. A lot. I know this because I can hear them (especially when they fight in their detached garage, or on their driveway between our homes). I also know this because she posts everything to Facebook. Frequently when I peruse Facebook in the mornings, I get to read a lengthy post about their… Continue reading Contribution

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Basketball and Big Bellies

Yesterday we were treated to a basketball game at Butler University. I graduated from there nearly fifteen years ago (gulp! gasp! ack!) and my parents have season tickets. Their seat neighbors were going to be unable to attend, so we got to go instead. We began in the West Gym (where I suffered such stupidity… Continue reading Basketball and Big Bellies

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Fulfillment vs Feedback

I used to be a middle school teacher. I interacted with about 150 students and a dozen or so staff members five days a week, nine months of the year. I love teaching. Early on in my teaching career, however, I realized I am the type of person that needs feedbackĀ – a lot of it.… Continue reading Fulfillment vs Feedback