Here is a conglomeration of random thoughts about education, leadership, new ideas, and lessons that life has taught me. You’ll probably even see a sports take or two. I’m not looking to change the universe, but crazier things have happened! I don’t know if two or two million people will read these words, but at least I can say that I’m attempting to push myself by blogging.

As for the title of this blog, the derivation comes from my senior year in high school.  I was the sports editor on The Surveyor–the school newspaper at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, IA.  My final column in the last edition of that year’s paper was written (with pen on paper, mind you) in the basement laundry room at home while the dryer was tumbling away.  So, when that column went to print, it went under the title of “Thoughts While Waiting For My Socks To Dry.”  That article was a random grouping of memories and opinions about what occurred that school year of 1991-92.  Just like this blog.

What I’ve learned as a single father – 6/17/18

Changing your habits – 6/11/18

The Art of Childish Gambino – 5/8/18

Establishing a morning routine – 4/4/18

What I learned from my trip to Greece – 3/25/18

The Art of Non-Conformity…revisited – 3/15/18

Wow…what a difference! – 3/12/18

Takeaways from “The Mask of Masculinity” – 1/4/18

Top 9 of 2017 – 12/27/17

The Big Moment – 11/26/17

International P.A. Announcing Brings Fun and Challenges – 11/14/17

Dig For A Cure – 10/6/17

Remote teaching – 10/5/17

Literally singing a new tune – 8/15/17

A note to all coaches – 7/20/17

Sleep apnea – 6/17/17

Fun with a possum – 6/5/17

The demise of discourse – 4/18/17

Isn’t this how it’s supposed to work? – 3/8/17

Taking charge of my health – 2/19/17

We are all to blame for America – 2/3/17

Top 9 of 2016 – 12/30/16

The Warriors of Washington – 11/24/16

Chester did it again – 9/9/16

A fun Friday the 13th – 5/13/16

Skydiving – 12/20/15

I am grateful for… – 11/23/15

The Big Move – 5/15/15

DAVE!!! – 5/12/15

Dominating the world is dominating my thoughts – 1/29/15

When you have a large to do list… – 7/15/14

#FF – Laura Gilchrist – 8/9/13

#FF – Barbara Madden – 8/2/13

Abstract blogging…time to play catch up – 8/1/13

The Right Fit – 3/25/12

The Quest For Continuous Improvement – 3/3/12

The Monumental First Post…Jumping Off The Log – 3/2/12

Press Release – Peggy Johnson Award – 12/17/11

The art of reinvention – 3/31/10