“Gumballs”: My Idea for a Children’s Book

Because we all want a quarter before leaving the store.

So, I’ve kicked around an idea about a children’s book for a few months, and I’m sure my inspiration was the surprising number of kids always so eager for a quarter whenever leaving a grocery store or restaurant because there is a gumball machine at the exit. I remember feeling that urge as a child myself, so maybe that’s universal?

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“The Horrors of Children’s Television in the 1990s”

“I’m going to inject myself with Tyrannosaur DNA!”

“What are you thinking? You can’t do that!”

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Original Classroom

My classroom in 2008.

I’m currently celebrating my birthday and the tenth day of summer break. I wanted to take a moment to share this 2008 photograph of my classroom. My classroom has changed somewhat over the last decade, but I’m grateful to be in the same place. The contraption with the wires is actually a clock.

2018 Summer League Playoffs

That one time we played LeBron “Bronny” James Jr. in the summer league playoffs.

The A.J. McMullen School summer league basketball team poses with Lebron James Jr. of Fayette’s Finest following a playoff game in August of 2018. We did have one representative from Turkeyfoot Valley Area School District (Ava Hair, standing to my right in the photograph). Little Alex and his snacks also wandered into the frame!

Most Wins in a Season

A.J. McMullen School boys’ basketball team single season record for wins set during 2018/2019 season!

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I love to write, but basketball is also a significant part of my life. I’ve served as the head coach for the A.J. McMullen School boys’ basketball team for six years and I’m proud to share that this season we set the school’s record for wins in a single season (15-7)!