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Moving to a zone defense…

Emily and I are not breaking new ground by having 3 children, but we are about to move to another phase of life and the stakes just got higher. The thought that ran through my head the other day was … Continue reading

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Can I be famous and not do anything for that fame…

Being cynical is something that on more than one occasion I have been accused of and I admit guilt. My bias is not completely without merit. If I had grown up in one small bubble my whole life I would … Continue reading

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I am done with coaching for a little while…

There is one thing that has not always been logical for my job. I chose to be a history teacher because of my love for history and what it can teach and where it can take you. It is the … Continue reading

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The most important job I will ever have…

June of 2014 is going to open a whole new world to me and my wife. We will have a 3rd child. I can tell you this, it has always been my hope to have a big and healthy family … Continue reading

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A world I do not understand…

I am now paying attention to an aspect of society that I have never wanted to fill my brain with and it scares the shit out of me. There are many worlds I do not understand and many aspects of … Continue reading

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Emily you make me so much better than I ever was…

This is a public letter to my wife of 7 years, Emily Sockwell Batson. I know I fall down on the gift giving side of things when you always create something wonderfully sentimental. Here is my attempt and I just … Continue reading

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Something I wrote a while back…

This next paragraph was something that I wrote when my oldest son, the one holding the ball, was just 11 months old. I look back at some of my old writing and really know that I am trying to take … Continue reading

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