This weekend, my wife and I ran a 10-mile race as part of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Miler Series. This was our third of three races preparing us for the mini-marathon in May. Each year, I try to relate my race experience to our jobs as educators. The last two years, I have written … More Persistence

One Word 2018

If you are like more than 50% of Americans, you started the new year by making a list of resolutions, or things that you wanted to change or improve upon by the end of 2018. Did you know that less than 8% of the people who make resolutions actually achieve their goal? Why is that? … More One Word 2018


Fall in Indiana is beautiful. There isn’t much better than seeing the colors that abound during this time of the year. However, with the turning of the season comes shorter days and colder temperatures. Before you know it, we will be in the dog days of winter. I know for me, these next few months … More Smile