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Freedom And 50 Other Things That Make Me Happy

  1. 968281_heartFreedom from oppression
  2. Doing what I love and making money for it
  3. Freedom of faith
  4. The Bible
  5. Hymns
  6. My family
  7. My friends
  8. My dogs
  9. My home
  10. My blog
  11. Clarinet
  12. Learning
  13. The opportunity to learn
  14. Dave Ramsey
  15. My iPod
  16. My laptop
  17. Summer “break”
  18. Spring break
  19. Christmas break
  20. Trumpet
  21. My students
  22. Making music
  23. Mariachi
  24. Text messages
  25. My iPhone 3G that I’ll be rewarding myself with next week
  26. WordPress
  27. The color blue
  28. Enchiladas
  29. Cheesecake
  30. Texas
  31. Drum & Bugle Corps
  32. Preaching
  33. Teaching
  34. Accomplishing things
  35. Creating things
  36. The feeling of being organized
  37. Water
  38. Horn
  39. Making progress
  40. Learning to play golf
  41. IHOP
  42. Winter
  43. Rain
  44. Clouds
  45. Happy memories
  46. Abstract Art
  47. Shostakovich
  48. The look on someone’s face when they are learning something
  49. The look on someone’s face when they have learned something
  50. Salsa (music)
  51. Salsa (tomato-based)

Happy Independence Day, America.

Joel Wagner
Joel Wagner (<strong><a href="">@sywtt</a></strong>) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. <strong><a href="">So You Want To Teach?</a></strong> is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.

2 thoughts on “Freedom And 50 Other Things That Make Me Happy

  1. Shostakovich rocks! I miss playing the Festive Overture and faking those killer flute riffs. Blast from the past – thanks for putting a smile on my face on an otherwise sad day!

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