As so many before me, I now turn to blogging. Like I have time for another new technology! At least those reading it someday in the future, will be able to read my scriblings, no matter how poor my own handwriting is on any particular day.
My first excuse for not blogging earlier is my doubt that I have anything important to say . That will remain to be seen. I certainly won’t have anything worthwhile if I don’t share it. My second excuse is “I dont know what my blog topic should be.” I’m not totally into any particular interest or activity. My thoughts are so frequently scattered, perhaps by committing them to paper (ooops!), something significant will evolve.
My most important reason that prompted me to finally begin is to provide to set an example. If I want my students to love books, I must love books. If I want my students to keep a reading log, I must keep a reading log. If I intend for my students to blog at some point, then I certainly must blog myself. Teach by example.
Walk the walk.
Be a guide on the side, not a sage on the stage.
The Thanksgiving holiday is coming to a close, and I feel I have made progress in completing and furthering a number of school projects. It relieves stress as the week begins. I read “Skeleton Creek” – so popular with a number of students, and I did not realize how suspenseful it is. It was brought to my attention as a “transmedia” creation. A whole new craft of combining print and online – brilliant, although inevitable, I suppose (why didn’t I think of that??)
I have also taken personal time to plunk a bit on my lovely piano, successfully complete a number of difficult Sudoku puzzles, managed ONE walk, and viewed a few good but somewhat mindless tv shows with Mr. Mayer. He even attended the church M.U.S.I.C. Christmas concert with me. Talked to my daughter, Karen, and granddaughter, Mary. What prompted Mary to say she wanted to give her computer drawing to ‘Grammy Lowell’? How did she come up with that??
On the morning devotion today, the pastor described how rarely most people have the privilege of viewing a full moon even once in a great while, and very few view a full moon from the same perspective throughout their entire lives. This caught my attention because I have spent every summer of my life on the west shore of Coldstream Pond, and have lived here year round since 1991, where viewing sun rises and moon rises are a regular occurrence. I always want to take pictures of these, as each one is unique – the weather is always a bit different, and the time of year is always a bit different. Just as my view of any event or emotion is different due to the many factors that influence my physical, mental, and especially spiritual state on any given day. Thus, I am starting a new full moon. Wouldn’t it be totally freaky if tonight I viewed a full moon?