Sunday, April 29, 2007

Bet you're th apple of your daddy's eye

I don't know who the original author of this poem was, i found it on Facebook somewhere, but I think that it is a cool poem...

-----------are like apples--------------
-------on trees. The best ones--------
-----are at the top of the tree.--------
---The boys don't want to reach------
--for the good ones because they-----
-r afraid of falling and getting hurt.-
-Instead, they get the rotten apples-
from the ground that aren't as good,
but easy. So the apples up top think
something's wrong w/ them when in
-reality they're amazing. They just--
---have to wait for the right boy to--
---- come along, the one who's-------
----------- brave enough to------------
---------------climb all-----------------
---------------the way------------------
--------------to the top-----------------
-------------of the tree.-----------------

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


2007 Football Cheerleading

Tryout practices will be
Monday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 9

Tryouts themselves will be Friday, May 11

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For all the Cheer Dads out there...

Dads and Daughters Togetherness Tips

You want to do something fun with your daughter—but WHAT? Today we have the answer for you—it’s publication day for The Dads & Daughters Togetherness Guide: 54 Fun Activities to Help Build a Great Relationship by best-selling fathering author (and Dads and Daughters President) Joe Kelly.

Order your copy of this ultimate rain-or-shine resource today!
Then check out these Togetherness Tips, just a sample of the dozens of fun activities in The Dads and Daughters Togetherness Guide.

1. Do six impossible things before breakfast. Pop into your local diner or café for a father-daughter sit down breakfast. Before the food comes, you each dream up six impossible things. From riding flying horses to lifting up the seat cushion to find a secret door to China, this creative thinking exercise stimulates fun conversation and, chances are, you’ll still be talking about it when you’re walking or driving back home.

2. Build an edible bridge. Use marshmallows, pretzel sticks, and gumdrops to construct a miniature bridge—and get a fun physics lesson. Test the bridge’s strength by stacking cookies and crackers on top. Then eat your building materials when the bridge collapses!

3. Take a drive to nowhere. Turn off the radio and let her navigate. You may be surprised what you find in your very own town! Leave time to make fun stops at tag sales or other interesting landmarks.

Make a Top Ten list. You write down 10 important things you want your daughter to know before she grows up. She lists 10 important things she wants to learn about you and your life before she moves away. The resulting conversations create life-long memories.

Let her be the coach. Ask her to teach you how to do something she is talented at. Your daughter’s self-esteem will grow as she shows you how to make origami cranes, weave friendship bracelets, or create a podcast.

Write a story together. Whether in person, over the Internet, or via old-fashioned snail mail, take turns creating a story. She writes a section, then you move the plot and characters along for a section, then she takes it back for the next stretch. Add illustrations, too. A perfect togetherness activity for dads and daughters who don’t live in the same place.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

yearbook, news, & pr

yearbook, news, & pr: "I hope this doesn't become a blog about blogging, that might be like the coffee table book about coffee table books on the old Sienfeld show. What it is about is journalism, photography, and graphic design. I am a high school yearbook adviser who writes a column, draws cartoons, and contributes to a small-town newspaper in Iowa. This blog is a place to post things for my students AND to comment on what's going on in the media."

Monday, April 16, 2007

Click here to see tons of my cartoons-

Friday, April 13, 2007

Come view my cartoons

Click here to see tons of cartoons-
Not only do I think that the last 5 weeks or so are some of my best political cartoons, but I just added another 5 non-political ones that I did in PhotoShop. There's over 100 cartoons there. It's more than a hobby, it's becoming an obsession. Listen, it's a psychological illness- I NEED for you to look at these cartoons. Fortunately, I don' t need you to laugh or to agree with all of them. I know that this is a lousy spam message, but I can't help myself! If you promise to forward this web address to at least a couple of other people who might like to read cartoons, I think that will bring me psychological well-being so that I'll stop sending spam to you. Seriously. As long as you're there, you can click on one of the other menus on the top of the page, like "home," so that you can see tons of other artwork, paintings, drawings, computer graphics, and photos of Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. You might even be tempted to bookmark it and visit it every other week to see new cartoons.

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"The gospel is meant to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." ~Garrison Keillor

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Football tryouts

Tryout practices will be Monday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 9
Tryouts themselves will be Friday, May 11

It was previously posted as April 7, 9, & 11 on this blog.
That was an error, the correct dates are in May.
Paperwork will be made available soon- not today yet, Rena, I'm home sick.

Please be advised that grades are a major component of the tryout scoring system, several candidates may want to keep that in mind more than others. Your attendance record may also be taken into consideration.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Too Much Coffee Man - Opera

Too Much Coffee Man - Opera
This is hilarious- an aria about coffee by Shannon Wheeler- one of the greatest cartoonists ever.