Mike Matthews

My thoughts after 60 years on this planet on family, public education, cooking, and life.

Recent Posts

Assorted Thanksgiving Thoughts – Trees, Burritos, Drumsticks, and More

Kudos to all of the school districts who now have no school during the week of Thanksgiving. If the worst   [...]   View Post →

Veterans Day 2022

One of the simple pleasures in my life is putting up the United States flag in front of our house   [...]   View Post →

Pickleball Fever

I write a lot about my efforts to avoid getting older as I get older, and I remain steadfastly committed   [...]   View Post →

For the Beautifully Better, and Overcoming the Worse

We had a wedding last weekend. It was perfect. Well, it was as perfect as life these days would allow   [...]   View Post →

Opening Day of School!

My apologies for the three-week span between posts. I should have expected it. My new job takes a lot of   [...]   View Post →

Reflections on Dominating 5th Grade Math Speed Drills

I love it when people comment on my blog posts. I was inspired to write this post when my friend   [...]   View Post →

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