On my way home yesterday, from a great day of PD at the Cornwall, NY School District, an idea took hold- could I find my very first slice from the very first March Marathon, March 1, 2008? Did I want to find it? Did I want to dig around in my past?
After 30 minutes of clicking around I was close, so close… March 2012, March 2010, March 2009 January 2008!…and then NOTHING! Not my first year. That set of slices could be gone- I left edublogs in that year and embraced WordPress where I did find a treasure trough of slices… 11 years of Slices… My life in slices…
Boy, what a good life I created on the page.. It was wonderful to have the power to curate a life complete with images and as it happens, often in those 12 years I was on a beach somewhere in March for a few weeks with my wonderful, quirky partner, Tuvia, (whose been gone now for 3 1/2 years). So I think I’ll be spending time during this month, dipping into my slicing past.
Honestly, I haven’t been blogging and I don’t remember when I stopped. Maybe after 2 full year of writing “Letters to Tuvia” as a way to keep myself engaged and using writing to deal with my deep loss and then I took a break from that daily pubic routine and moved off line.
I have been writing, maintaining a journal tied to what I eat…and since June I’ve been writing and sharing my letters more exclusively…tied to a whirlwind of activity, creating video pieces inspired by my service learning trip with teacher friends and their students to Cambodia and then back home last summer, preparing for more adventures in Thailand for a month of early winter (November-December) on a unique service learning trip and then back home, dealing with the politics of Trump and a winter that’s wearing me out.
So I’m back for another Year of Slicing. I’m not sure if I’ll be here every day. I’m not sure how many slices I can read and comment on. I do miss the intimacy of year one- a community of 12. It was just too good to not get too big…
So welcome everyone to another great year… Thanks to Stacey and the Two Writing Teachers team.