5 January 2021

04 January 2021 :: I had a two-week break from teaching. I’ve never had a two week break from work before, probably only when I was a student. Coming back, I am reminded how much I enjoy the students. I had one student discover the difference between an H and B pencil. It was fun to be a witness to his discovery and excitement. An F pencil is between an H and an HB.

I was wanting to put a photo in here but just writing actually feels like an accomplishment today. I put the timer on for fifteen minutes, begin writing and then see what happens. Tom read a list of the meals he was thinking he could make this week. I felt like he was reading the specials of the week from his restaurant. It was inspiring. I’m enjoying watching him make noodles. We watched Jing Gao of Fly By Jing sauces and spices and she makes it look pretty easy.

03 January 2021 :: This is me writing. I have fifteen minutes and it’s probably easier than exercising or finishing up my Year Compass. I’m looking at things I haven’t done in 2020 and that I would like to do more of. Austin Kleon always inspires and Seth Godin…one of his recent posts about writing. I want to read more this year too. Lately, I’m excited about Namwali Serpell (thanks Lanell) and Tressie McMillan Cottom thanks to this post. Oh, and then there’s this book: Teaching is a Subversive Activity. That wraps it up. It’s nice to at least document what I’m thinking about. I’d like to include a photo too. Now, how about 7 days of this?