This Week in Ontario Edublogs


Regular listeners to the voicEd Radio This Week in Ontario Edublogs show will know that it didn’t air at its regular time on Wednesday morning. It’s been pretty regular at that spot for the past 5-6 years. It’s not that it wasn’t ready to go; sometimes things happen.

The show itself has been postponed and not just ignored. The reason? We had a special guest who also programmed the show so it will happen when we can do it. Don’t worry; there will be announcements on social media. Actually, kind of a special announcement and it involves trains.

The format of this Friday blog post for the past years has been pretty consistent. The five blog posts that make the voicEd Radio show come first and that’s followed by two or three bonus posts.

This week, I’m just going to keep you wondering about the first five and go straight to the bonus posts.


Where Does the Buck Stop on Mandates??

In this very well-researched piece, Marie looks at a lot of things about masking and who does what or who could do what or who would do it if they hadn’t been told not to or … I guess the bottom line is that we haven’t got our stuff together.

You’d think that we would have learned from our horrible experiences over the past years about Covid. (Thanks to Marie’s earlier missive; I spell it this way now and I like it)

I’m scratching my head over the comment that school districts can’t mandate masks. They mandate everything else. For example, just try to go to school in anything that contravenes the school dress code and see what happens.

Try packing peanuts or having a peanut butter sandwich – yeah, but some people are allergic to peanuts. We need to protect them! End of discussion.

OK, I gave up peanut butter because of my concern for others. How is that more important and something that can be legislated and something as simple as wearing a mask out of concern for those allergic to peanuts and the kids sitting next to them?

There’s just too much finger pointing and so just where does the buck stop.

You don’t have to look hard at all to find a story about Covid. This just in….

Another large COVID-19 outbreak at Wallaceburg long term care home

That’s not peanut butter, folks. And, just who has been visiting those infirm? Any kids?


I Blame Social Media For All

The hook for me was this quote from Matthew.

I’m a teacher, so naturally, I have to blame something or someone other than myself.

He then walks us through some personal observations of the decline in student skills and the incline in the use and popularity of social media. It’s not based on the result of real research but on his observations and you get a sense of his frustrations as the post develops.

As I do before I comment publically like I am here, I read the post three or four times and get an increased appreciation for his frustration. He hits them all. Well, except for TruthSocial and I don’t see him apologizing for that anytime soon.

Photo by Alexander Shatov on Unsplash

We used to say that “once the kids are in the room and the door is close, I’m in charge”. That’s one of the cutesy sayings that really isn’t true when you have an administration that may not support you or you’re even leary enough to duplicate a story because the kids might not be able to follow along.

I would think this is a challenge to all administrators and board officials who are setting priorities and direction. Is what you’re mandating really working?

I do have a question for Matthew though – with so many of us getting Mastodon accounts, are things going to get worse or better?


Things are about to get nipplely

So, Doug made up a word. That was enough to get me to read this post.

It’s a short little piece written at the expense of renaissance artists. What, indeed, if current technology was able to look behind a painting or a layer of paint on a painting?

It’s happened before.

Artwork hidden under Picasso painting revealed by x-ray

Is the next big bit of investigative reporting going to be how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle came to be named Donatello?


Hmmm, that didn’t take as long as my regular Friday posts do!

Follow these authors on Twitter

  • Marie Snyder – @MarieSnyder27
  • Matthew Morris – @callmemrmorris
  • Lord Douglas McDowall – @dougzone2_1

This is a regular Friday post around here. You can read them all here.

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This Week in Ontario Edublogs


I can’t help but think that we’ve been so lucky with the warm weather and that things are going to catch up with us. I had to be in Windsor this morning (yesterday morning as you read this on Friday) and had a long walk along the waterfront trail at the foot of Ouellette Avenue and took a couple of pictures.

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But, this post isn’t about me. You’re here to great some great content from Ontario Edubloggers. Read on.


The deafening silence of university presidents

At times, those of us from K-12 kind of forget about universities and the leadership potential that they have. Yes, we know of the Faculties of Education but the reach is obviously so much greater. Thanks to Charles for writing this post and sharing his outrage that their voices were quiet during the recent episode with CUPE.

As luck would have it, they might have a chance to speak up next week. Hopefully, they’ve read Charles’ blog post and are rethinking their silence.

To emphasize the point, Charles reminds us of this poem.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

https://www.paih.org/first-they-came-the-poem-of-protest

TRAUMA IN THE CLASSROOM

From the TESL Ontario blog, this is a powerful couple of blog posts about trauma in the classroom as non-English speakers arrive ready to learn.

I think we’ve all had that student that comes in and has challenges with the language. However, in most cases, they knew that they were coming to Canada and had hopefully worked on language development.

With what’s happening these days, there are people that are just getting up and leaving and don’t have the preparation. That presents a whole new experience.

The first post talks about the children:

  • What we know 
  • What we learned
  • What we think

It’s not easy but, as educators, you do get to go home at night and recalibrate. The second post brought out the emotion in me as it talks about the effects on teachers – I’d never heard of the expression “vicarious trauma” but I sure have now:

  • How can vicarious trauma be addressed?
  • Where can I learn more?

If you find yourself in this position or you have a colleague who is, this pair of posts is worth the time to read. After all, you can still go home at night but it is difficult to recalibrate when you’re the one with the issues.


The Sound of Paper #SOL2022

This was so my life in the classroom. There was paper for every lousy stinking thing that was going on. As I mentioned in the voicEd Radio show, we had every colour of paper that you could have stuff duplicated on. Boring me opted for white because supposedly, it was a bit cheaper.

The colour blue though was reserved for the principal and every Friday at noon, we got the “Blue Memo” which outlined everything scheduled to happen in the next week. The rule around the school was “if it’s not on the Blue Memo, it doesn’t happen”.

There’s a mindset that goes with publishing to paper. Darn it, if I’ve taken the time to put my thoughts and inspiration to paper, you need to read it. As Melanie points out, if you try to stay on top of things, that pile can get pretty big.

But, paper isn’t just paper anymore!

We’ve embraced the notion of ePaper and email as a proxy for paper because it’s cheaper and, quite frankly, can be edited before distribution and, at times, makes the concept of proofreading a lost art.

It does stack up and Melanie gives us a real visual of her life with paper of all sorts. I had to smile when she talks about turning to a podcast – is that the next new paper? At this point, you can multitask by working and listening to a podcast but will that evolve too? Imagine your next staff meeting as a podcast …


Fluent in Math

It pained me to read this post. Diane does a good analysis and I appreciate that. But, I’ve always loved Mathematics and I suppose that I’d be one of the people that might talk about Mathematics as being a universal language. As a Mathematics graduate from Waterloo, I had a richness of classmates and professors from all over the world and so it flowed nicely for me. It’s not like I was a genius; I had to work my butt off but it was work that I enjoyed. While I’ve long cleaned out my bookshelves of textbooks from my university days, I still have some Mathematics books. I love this one and still pull it out every now and again just to read and work my way through a problem.

Diane challenges the notion that Mathematics is universal and makes a good discussion about each.

  • Vocabulary
  • Multiple Meaning Words (this one had me laughing because it is absolutely true)
  • Word problems (this one had be uncontrollably laughing on the voicEd show as I visualized this)
  • Different algorithms and notations
  • Different expectations of student role
  • Culturally-embedded word problems
  • Exhaustion

Old Fellas New Music Episode 34

Paul and Bob Kennedy do a nice job with this podcast. 9 songs, 1 hour and a great bit of conversation and insight between the songs.

They share their thoughts on the music (apparently this episode had Paul at the cottage – great internet access I might add) You can listen to the show at the second link above.

If that’s not enough, there’s a supporting blog post at the first link so all your modalities are addressed. I don’t always enjoy all the songs that they feature but if I wanted only my own likes, I’d do my own podcast. But, there’s always something to like and walk away with. I like that they do the heavy lifting and I just get to listen and enjoy.

This week, for me it was this collaboration from Allison Russell /Brandi Carlile – You Are Not Alone that stood out. Of course, we’ve all heard of Brandi Carlile and she’s with Elton John in his concert this weekend on his last tour. But, Allison Russell was new to me and what a beautiful voice and in both official languages.

Enjoy.


Bonding Over Basketball

Aviva shares a bit of her teaching history from Kindergarten to Grade 6 and has been at it long enough to know that there are some students that you bond with immediately and others that take a little work. She gives a shoutout to her friend Paula who she acknowledges has the gift.

I think that we all would confess that all (or at least mostly all) students can be reached out to and have a bit of a bond although education is definitely not a one size fits all.

I thoroughly enjoyed her story about her experience trying to reach them all and that there were some that were a real challenge for her. If they only would enjoy a good book with her!

Good teachers don’t give up and write them off; they continue to look for the road that leads to connection. We all do that.

One of the things that worked for me was the computer lab – when students were working, I always allowed them to play music which seemed to soothe the teenage mind well. To be inclusive, I needed to give everyone a chance to determine what we would listen to. It wasn’t always pleasant but we do what we need to do at times.

I think this is a great read for all educators but might also have a special place for those teacher candidates going on a practice teaching placement as a reminder that connections aren’t always easy and yet they’re so important.


#LearningInTheLoo: Cycles 1 & 2 of Implementing a #ThinkingClassroom

I’ve missed Laura’s Loo-worthy material. I had to check if I’d just missed them or she was busier on TikTok instead! As she notes, life gets in the road frequently of best intentions.

This is a two-parter about thoughts of the environment that leads to success for Thinking Classrooms. There’s great stuff there. I wonder if principals outside her school download and print these for staff (not in Blue and be mindful that Melanie might not get to it immediately).

These are one-page materials – it reminded me of creating what I called “One Page Wonders” and respects the audience by not delivering a book when a single page will do.


Do yourself a professional favour and read all of these terrific posts and then check out these awesome writers on Twitter.

  • Charles Pascal – @CEPascal
  • TESLOntario – @TESLOntario
  • Melanie White – @WhiteRoomRadio
  • Paul McGuire – @mcguirp
  • Aviva Dunsiger – @avivaloca
  • Laura Wheeler – @wheeler_laura

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It’s My Life


Last night, my wife and I were driving home listening to the radio. When I’m in charge of the channel, it’s always E Street Radio on SiriusXM. We’d had a nice night out with our daughter for supper and were just sitting there listening. Soon, I found myself singing. I’m told that’s not a pretty event. Oh well.

About halfway through the song, I stopped and thought – this isn’t a Springsteen song – he’s covering it. I’ll be darned if I could remember who sang it though. I asked my wife and she was no help either.

“Remind me to look it up when we get home”.

At home, there were a number of things that had to be done and it was well into watching Sunday Night Football when I remembered that I wanted to see who had originally done it. Darned if I could remember the name of the song so I asked her. She had forgotten too.

I knew that I had to get the answer because it’s little things like this that keep me awake at night.

Lately, the radio on my computer has two tabs open – Cool Radio from Windsor and Cool Radio from Wingham. I’ll switch from tab to tab if a song comes on that I don’t like. Anyway, one of the things that they do have on both sites is a Recently Played window. In a digital era, that makes so much sense. At the moment, you can see who performs the song if you don’t know and also you can check the history.

I’ll bet that SiriusXM does the same thing. Well, if they do, I couldn’t find it.

In desperation, I did a Duck search for “+SiriusXM playlist recent songs”. I’ll be darned if the first hit didn’t strike gold.

xmplaylist

Recently played songs on XM Sirius radio

and particularly, Channel 20.

E Street Radio

Concert recordings and more from Bruce Springsteen 24/7.

and, as a bonus, all the songs are included as a Spotify playlist. I had an idea of when the song was played and so went scrolling. I thought that it might be a challenge but it was so simple. It was the only song that I didn’t recognize as something originally recorded by Bruce.

Bingo!

The song? Well, you know it already if you read the title of the post. As soon as I saw the title written, I immediately knew who performed it. It was so frequently played on popular radio years ago.

It’s My Life – by The Animals

Of course, once you know the song, it’s a snap to find it on YouTube.

and there was a duet with Jon Bon Jovi as well.

Now comes the connection to blogging. Now that it’s written down, I’ll never forget it. Or, at least I know where to go should I do.

Oh, and it’s a great song to play while you’re actually blogging.

This Week in Ontario Edublogs


This has just been an amazing week for the weather. Yes, it’s sweatshirt and toque in the morning but later on, it’s been t-shirt time. You can’t beat that.

Today is Remembrance Day. Please recognize.


Full-Serve Gas Stations And UDL: How Might The Two Connect?

I’ll be honest; I didn’t see the connection. I had a back and forth with Aviva about this and she updated her thinking in the post. During the voicEd Radio show, Stephen moved me a little closer to understanding the connection but I still don’t entirely see it.

But that’s not the big point of this post to me.

Regular readers know that Sunday mornings, this blog features a post called “Whatever happened to …“. For me, it’s a fun post that doesn’t require a whole lot of research and just my thoughts about a topic. I’ve written 337 posts with that title.

Aviva wrote her own “Whatever happened to …” post and it dealt with the shortage of Full-Serve Gas Stations in her world and did a great job. I think it’s much deeper than my fluffy ones are. I thought about around here and we have two self-serves in the town proper and one north of town and another south although it might technically be in Essex.

I can remember when self-serve was a real novelty and you got to save 3 or 4 cents per litre and, these days, that’s a good and welcome thing. Who wouldn’t want to with every fillup?

It turns out that one of those is Aviva – and with her new job, she’s doing more driving than ever. In the post, she reveals something about herself and the reason why she wants to and needs to use full-serve. It’s an interesting read and makes me wonder how many others are in the same boat as Aviva?


October Multiple Choice for English Teachers

For me, this amplified another skill that Amanda has – the ability to write humour and satire. I did laugh out loud at a couple of the questions (particularly option 4 for the questions…)

Here’s one….

  • How often do you eat lunch?
    • Daily. With my students. I supervise a club every day. Interactions with students are paramount.
    • Every day. With my colleagues.
    • I mean, I eat…
    • I keep forgetting to pack a lunch. Yesterday I gave a student some money when he took a “bathroom break” and he brought me a McDonald’s hamburger and some fries.

This was such a wonderful break from all the serious stuff that is happening these days.

Do yourself a favour and take her quiz. You might end up laughing real tears like I did!


New Approaches to Old Favourites

Have you ever wanted to see Diana in a French Maid outfit? Then, this is the post for you.

It started innocently and professionally…

In Grade 2 Social Studies, one of the expectations is “compare ways in which some traditions have been celebrated over multiple generations in their family and identify some of the main reasons for changes in these traditions”. Lately, this expectation has gotten easier to teach, as COVID has forced many changes.

Then, we turn to pumpkin carving. But, finally dressing for Hallowe’en.

Now, many teachers will dress for Hallowe’en – we were encouraged not to at my school because it was supposed to be just another academic day. Many teachers did anyway and I eventually did dig out my cowboy boots and farm gear. How sad is it that I still had it?

But, you wear the costume and you do it for the kids.

Operative word here is “the costume”.

Diana had a number of costume changes during her day. Who does that? Well, Diana, of course. She’s one in a million and one of the absolutely most wonderful connections that I’ve made on social media that has turned into a connection in real life.


Emperor penguins choose to be endangered

Doug was on fire at the keyboard this week. I counted three blog posts from him that made me smile. As Stephen noted on the show, it takes a very special talent to write satire. Maybe we should lock Doug and Amanda up in a room with a computer and not allow them out until they produce something.

According to Doug’s reporting, there was a failed attempt to write an all-penguin version of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and the penguins did not take it well and agreed to be added to the world’s endangered list.

Who thinks of stuff like that? Certainly not me; just glad that Doug’s around to keep it fresh.

Also, check out these other posts from his creative mind and keyboard.

Extinction not all that bad who knew

Bug out

Late breaking related news: Tim Hortons brand soup base recalled for containing insects (Thanks, Doug, for this late breaking news…)


The Power of Parenting: Stepping back to connect with your strong-willed child

This week’s podcast featured an interview with Allison Livingston on Lynn’s podcast.

As a former principal, Lynn would be perfectly placed to have this particular conversation. As a parent of three, I wondered what parent wouldn’t think that they had dealt with strong-willed children.

I found it an interesting conversation that would be of interest to educators and parents everywhere. I felt a little sorry that it ended; I’m sure the two of them could have carried that conversation on much longer than the 30 minutes they did.

It’s packed with all kinds of tips and observations and Lynn is good enough to include a transcript of the conversation so that you can enjoy it at a different level. I enjoy conversations but also like to replay the message at time and I find a transcript is more helpful than trying to move the scrubber bar.


Can Art Make a Difference?

I think that most people would respond to this question with a resounding yes.

Colleen is generously devoting the product of her amazing painting skills as a fundraiser for Health Care in Nipigon and Thunder Bay.

This generous offering is in remembrance of a friend that Colleen lost this year. Complete details are in the post.


smashing pumpkin spiced thinking – school edition

Well, Will, I happen to like pumpkin pie. I don’t know if that follows from the title of the post. On the other hand, I’m not a fan of most other things that happen to be pumpkin spiced just because they can.

Will uses the pumpkin analogy to take us into a discussion of following the crowd. Like Will, in my first year, I wanted to follow what I thought was the tried and true way of teaching things.

The problem, for me anyway, was the excitement of being the teacher did not equate to the excitement that I had learning as a student. Of course, in the computer programming classroom, the state of technology and its power had changed. As a student, I learned one way. As a classroom teacher, I had to teach to students who learned roughly 6 x 25 different way.

I really enjoyed reading about how Will reminisced about how his teaching practice changed when he realized that he had to move on and grow in the profession. I like to think I did; I like to think that all teachers do, albeit at different rates and in different ways.

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration to spur you along professionally, then you need to click through and read this wonderful post.


It’s another Friday where we can celebrate some wonderful writing from Ontario Educators. Do yourself a professional favour and click through to enjoy.

Then, as Will would say, add value to your PLN and follow these folks on Twitter.

  • Aviva Dunsiger – @avivaloca
  • Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
  • Diana Maliszewski – @MzMollyTL
  • Doug McDowall – @dougzone2_1
  • Lynn McLaughlin – @lynnmcla
  • Colleen Rose – @ColleenKR
  • Will Gourley – @WillGourley

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This Week in Ontario Edublogs


I need to start with an apology to my friend David Garlick. I featured his blog post last week but in the announcement on Twitter, I made a mistake in his handle. There’s no excuse for that on my part so my apologies, sir.

If this week is part of our “new reality”, I can handle the “new November” just fine. Yesterday, I went from sweatshirt, blue jeans, toque, gloves, to t-shirt, shorts, baseball hat to sweatshirt, blue jeans, jacket, toque. It was quite a ride.

This morning, as I type this, it’s sweatshirt and sleep pants but my glasses are fogging up after the dog walk. I may change before this post is computer. (as I proofread this, I’ve switched to a t-shirt)

It’s another great week to celebrate the amzing content created by Ontario Edubloggers. Enjoy. And, if you’re a blogger, make sure I know about you and your blog. I’d love to add you to this list.


WHY MY MORNING CHECK-INS MATTER SO MUCH TO MY STUDENTS

I found this very interesting because it wasn’t something that I would have done personally. As a secondary school teacher, we picked up a home room in Grade 9 and had them until Grade 12. It was a chance to be in touch with the students and help them with various things, academically or not. Not all students availed themselves of the opportunity but many did over the years. It’s interesting to run into some years later and they still remember some of the conversations that we had.

But, Chey goes way, way deeper than that.

As a middle-school teacher, he would certainly have the students for a much longer time than a secondary school home room teacher.

In Mr. Cheney’s class, you don’t come in, sit down, shut up, and get ready for work. In fact, it’s anything but that with encouragement to get up and move around at various activities and interact with other classmates.

I was particularly interested in reading how he handles

  • Courageous Conversations
  • Tough Talk Thursdays

along with his scheme to give every student voice in the process.

I’ll admit that I’ve never met him face to face and we’ve had some pretty engaging interactions online but I had the privilege of being in the audience to hear he and his partner Pawan Wander keynote at an ECOO online event last week. He does practice what he preaches.


Come and Visit Me in My Studio

There were a few different things going on in this post.

First, yes, I was curious to see what her studio looked like. It was certainly far tidier than my current workspace is…

If you do look over top the clock, you’ll see that I have an original Colleen Rose painting on the wall.

Are we a function of our workspace?

The second part of the post was about cheesy 1980s stuff which got me laughing outloud when I thought about The Friendly Giant. She encourages us to do some childish things and I took her up on that and did a number of things on that day including wiping out on my bicycle. We really didn’t have too many heavy duty things as a kid but…

Then, she gets serious again and asks herself some serious questions that I’m sure we all have asked ourselves. Make sure that you click through to read her post and think about them in your own context. They’re the type that you wish you were there in person and could just give her a hug and talk about them.


OpenAI Meditates on the Nature of Time

Nerdy me really enjoyed this post from Matthew. I think we’ve all seen Artificial Intelligence in the movies all over the place. Anything with Artificial Intelligence always seems to be the villain.

Once connected, they remain connected it seems!

Artificial Intelligence has sneaked up on us over the years. If you pause to think, so much has affected our lives but we don’t really apply that label; we just do it.

I used to do a whole workshop on editing old pictures – it’s not necessary now.

I tested Photoshop’s new AI tool for fixing old photos – and it’s seriously impressive

Matthew cites the Turing Test (great reading, by the way)

His example was to ask an Open AI application to write a meditation for him.

It was OK, I guess. It certainly was readable but I think my role as blogger is safe for the time being. He doesn’t draw a conclusion but leaves you, as reader, to think about it.


2022 Treasure Mountain 7 Research Symposium & Thinktank: MediaSmarts Keynote & Digital Tools and Expertise for Resilient Learning

How’s thaf for a long title?

Two of my favourite people to meet up with at a conference are Tim and Alanna. I think the best part is that they don’t pull punches when you talk to them and they’re not afraid to tell me I’m wrong when we’re chatting. I respect that.

They wrote a paper and delivered a presentation about

Our presentation was about how using industry standard project management tools and organizational strategies not only prepares students for life after graduation, but also provides them with the organizational tools they need to be both resilient and successful, even when our school systems stagger under the weight of multiple pandemic shut-downs. 

I found the presentation and the accompanying resource very interesting. Follow a couple of links and you can read the actual paper that they wrote. It was a nice look at their views of bridging the disaster of the past two years to today. Things have indeed changed. It’s not a terribly long paper so do take a read. It may make you change your approach to things.

I did crack a smile watching the presentation as I saw their back to back workspaces. I fondly remember being at Tim’s birthday party and was challenged to guess whose workspace was whose. I got it wrong.


May Tired in October? – E104

I always found that October was the “tiredest” that I ever got as a teacher. You’d like to think that things fall into place in September but they never seemed to. I like to think I was organized but, if you’re a teacher, you know that other priorties – from the board office, from the principal, from sports teams, can kick you in the teeth. So, in addition to doing what you need to do, you’re dealing with everything else.

Rachel and Katie outline what does it for them in this podcast.

  • New student information system (SIS)
  • Lots of newcomers!
  • Getting back to pre-covid organization
  • New classroom formats

I thought that they gave us a nice look inside their world and one of the topics was actually the inspiration for a blog post of mine earlier this week.

They offer some solutions and probably they would work in a perfect world. But when the pressure comes from the outside, it’s easier said than done. We all know that we haven’t returned to a perfect world either.

The EduGals is always a nice podcast to listen to and the two of them have some real world insights. Give them a listen.

I wish them a less stressful November.


Getting to know you, question #37

I guess if I’ve opened the door to podcasts, good TikTok content can’t be far behind. I’ve always enjoyed reading Laura’s blog and Learning in the Loo makes it worthwhile.

This is #37 of a series of Getting to know you videos.

What do you think is the best invention in the world?

There are no comments to this TikTok as I write this and I can understand why. I’m at a loss to come up with an answer myself. Of course, my Yeti and hot coffee is sitting here “Pick Me, Pick Me”.

I’m not big on TikTok; in fact I don’t even have an account and just basically stalk random videos. I did spend some time looking at her past videos and she does do a good job. It was a nice rabbit hole to fall into.

I was ready to say something about recording and driving at the same time until I realized that she was in the passenger seat.


A Poppy story

If football, we call this “calling your own number”. It’s happens when the quarterback keeps the ball and runs by himself.

I want to do this because it’s a true story and an important reminder to everyone to get out and buy yourself a Poppy and wear it with pride. Even last night, walking the Navy Yard with Jaimie, I saw a lot of people without one on. I guess I could cut them a little slack if it’s on their good clothes or their jacket and they weren’t wearing one. Seriously though, it only takes a second.

And, it’s not just for November 11.

Get one and wear it now.


I hope that you can find the time to click through and enjoy all this content.

Then, follow these folks on Twitter.

  • Chey Cheney – @mrccheney
  • Colleen Rose – @ColleenKR
  • Matthew Oldridge – @MatthewOldridge
  • Tim King – @tk1ng
  • Edugals – @EduGals
  • Laura Wheeler – @wheeler_laura

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