17 Minutes…

Miss Sparkle is on week two of tenth grade. This year she is at West Fargo High School (her home school) as opposed to Sheyenne High School (where the West Fargo School District housed all the ninth graders).  Let me be the first to say, what a difference a year makes! In ninth grade there…
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Me And My Little Owl…

My daughter Sarah brought me home a gift from her trip to Cocoa Beach, Florida.  The gift is an owl charm that is meant to hang in your vehicle.  It has pretty colored beads and says “kindness matters” on it.   She got it for me because she knows I like owls and believe that kindness…
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I Hope I Can Start A Movement…

If you read this blog with any regularity you know that I view texting and driving as a scourge on the well-being of mankind (and no, I am not exaggerating my viewpoint).  Every single day I see folks texting and driving.  Every single day my irritation rises to the point that I want to roll…
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A Resolution You Can Live With…

This is the time of year that we reflect upon changes we would like to make in our lives.  These changes can be ridding ourselves of bad habits, making different lifestyle choices, setting new goals, or a hundred other things that denote a fresh start or new outlook for a new year.  I love the…
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Think About The Life You Are Willing To Exchange For It…

Some of my students dreamed up the term “CAROL-ING” to denote when a person is worrying about risk.  It is a backhanded homage to me, but I’ll accept it graciously if it means that they are using my name to herald the behavior.  I do lecture them endlessly about risk – it is part of…
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