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I haven't blogged here since 2012. Why am I making a stab at it again?

I realized two things about social media I wanted to get away from. First was that I was often using it as a journal, which is boring and maybe TMI for those platforms. Secondly I was using it too much for my taste, so that I felt like a tool for marketers rather than using social media as a tool for my ends.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Ready, Set,...

There is one thing I forgot to mention earlier this week. A most important item. I arranged for doing the BookPals thing this year. The year before last I participated in BookPals reading to one of the 4th grade classes at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary. BookPals did not replace the Seattle coordinator when she moved on, so we aren't really supported any longer. I wrote BookPals asking if I could work under the aegis, mostly to promote the program, but I don't expect to hear back from them.

With or without being affiliated with BookPals, I start reading to both the 4th grade classes on Monday. Even though the teacher I read for two years ago has moved to a different school, both teachers were enthusiastic. Last year during ETI I had to give up reading to the kids. It was the hardest thing for me to give up. I remember what a wonderful thing the kids did when I broke my leg. Of all the wonderful support I got, the gift and timing from the fourth grade class was the greatest thing. My first day back to work started with reading to the kids, and I don't think I'd have gotten back so soon. The doctor expected to stay home twice as long, but my misery hanging around the house with nothing but pain meds that were nominally better than the pain (vicodin and percoset) and desire to get back in the classroom got me out of the house.

Monday is going to be a fun day. First rehearsal for Amateurs and first day reading to the kids.


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