*Threw in a load of towels. The kid’s bedroom funk was still hovering in the washer. Pushed start anyway. They’re his towels; no harm, no foul. *Built a $130.00 Walmart pick-up order around “Maytag Affresh” washing machine cleaner that promises to be ten times better than bleach. *Had plenty of time to do something different … Continue reading CORONATINE DAY 7


*9:30 am - Health Dept contacts me to say our COVID tests came back negative, but we have to remain in quarantine for the remainder of our 14 days. *Did the math. We're not halfway yet. *10:00 am - woke the kid from his fake sleeping and told him he was late for homeschool. Me … Continue reading CORONATINE DAY 6


The last twenty yards, the distance that brings victory within your grasp but still out of reach… the red zone.  Wondering why I haven’t posted about the clinical trial in awhile? Because it’s BORING!    We have been knee-deep in a wonderfully welcome routine rut. We started the year with what was probably my best and … Continue reading THE RED ZONE


I'm in a very bad mood because things didn't go exactly, EXACTLY, the way I wanted them to go today.  I'm not generally an angry person at all. If you've known me for more than a couple of weeks then you've likely taken a jab at me or joined me in a laugh at my … Continue reading MYSTERY VICTORY


Towns across America, large and small, have a certain electricity in the air during football season. I work at a small school district in a small town. Friday Night Lights begins when the first bell rings on Friday morning. Our players walk the halls in their jerseys. The Cheerleaders gather in the library to make … Continue reading SIGNS OF VICTORY


Today’s list of the forgotten: glasses, school clothes, football mouthguard, and epi-pens. I’d like to say it’s unusual for my son to forget that many things in one day. I’d like to say that’s where today’s list will end, but I also like to say, “day ain’t over yet”. If he forgets only one thing … Continue reading FORGOTTEN

All In On The Sideline

(originally posted October 25, 2018) This is an excerpt from the "thirty days of thanks, thirty days of giving" series I posted on my Facebook in November. Football practice started last week and I'm re-posting at the request of friends who don't have Facebook. #thirtydaysofthanks #thirtydaysofgiving Day 1: Just under a year ago, I found … Continue reading All In On The Sideline