What’s one thing I’m proud of?

I’m proud of being published in the Iowa Science Teachers Journal.  I helped write it, even if my group members modified what I wrote.  The feeling of being published for a school activity means I may help others in their teaching science to students.  That feels good! I mostly met with a fellow cohort member Jacob P.  He is a great guy.  Or, he was when I was in contact with him.  I should reach out to him again.  He enjoyed board games, videogames, and science.  What a great combination!  Plus, he wrote very well. This is highlighting the importance … Continue reading

What Makes Me Angry About the World?

The prompt supplied for the LYL challenge is the title of the post. I’m surprised nothing is jumping out at me.  But, I do have some things that upset me.  A good place to start would be listing those. Watching people not try Not trying my best People blindly accepting things People hurting others for entertainment The school system and its regimented standards How we fail to use the creativity of students I’m beginning to understand more about myself.  There are some things that annoy me that are within my control.  How I act and how my classroom operates is … Continue reading

Live Your Legend Blog Challenge!

A dream to be satisfied.  A dream to fully live.  This is what I have.  What I want is an incredible life that I wouldn’t change for the world.  To help me get there, I am participating in the Live Your Legend Start a Blog Challenge! We were given the puzzle of writing about our story.  I will begin with explaining why I chose the word puzzle instead of something similar like task or challenge.  A puzzle, to me, is a fun problem to solve.  A puzzle has less stress behind it.  I’ve been running from challenges or problems for … Continue reading

Tempeh Marinade – Great for Salads or Wraps

This recipe has a special memory attached to it.  I used it on one of my early dates with Abbie.  Still to this day, she says it is one of her favorites! Ingredients 1 package of tempeh 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp dried rosemary 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp garlic powder 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp liquid aminos 1 tsp liquid smoke Directions Cut the tempeh into half inch cubes Place everything in a quart-size plastic bag (or larger) Shake the bag to cover the tempeh Place … Continue reading

Reflection on “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” by Chris Hadfield

The video encapsulates the wonders of space travel and the talents of Chris Hadfield.  Watching Hadfield and the guitar float causes the feeling of wonder.  What would that feel like?  What does it take to be able to do that?  The answer to this latter question is summarized by Hadfield in his book that also includes a number of life lessons. The path to becoming an astronaut is a long one.  Hadfield says he began dreaming of being an astronaut at the age of 9.  From this moment, he weighed his choices based on the following question, “Is this what … Continue reading