Reverence

#reverb11 One Word.  Encapsulate the year 2011 in one word.  Explain why you’re choosing that word.  Now imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2012 for you? Last year I took on the challenge of #reverb10, a daily challenge of writing…

healing

Healing.  What healed you this year?  Was it a sudden, or  a drip-by-drip evolution?   How would you like to be healed in 2011? I feel as if I have answered this already for Reverb10 as I have written about the significance of the beach and its impact on me.  I don’t…

Running before walking. And back again.

Try.  What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010?  What happened when you did/didn’t go for it? All through 2010 I wanted to get back to running.  I say this with a little bit of a sneer because I wasn’t ever…

shower thinking

Lesson learned.  What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year?   And how will you apply that lesson going forward? For much of the early part of 2010 my life was in a daily routine of survival.  It was, simply put, a daily experience of dominoes falling…

From High School Musical to Scooby Doo

Friendship.  How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year?   Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst? I’ve watched this blinking cursor through three musical numbers of High School Musical. That’s a long time in parent years.  I’m not sure why this particular prompt is…

The Year’s Passing Period

Five Minutes.  Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes.  Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010. Some things don’t change even if you haven’t taught in a public school for a year.  I could time…