Friday, January 29, 2010

Blogging, Julie & Julia

This blog lives in the back of my mind as a nagging concern - I rarely update it, worry about writing something clever and wish I could use it more to promote thoughts on educational reform. I also have so many things I'm interested beyond organizational leadership like teaching & learning, evolution, skepticism, science, politics, comic books & television shows. I journal almost every day but there's not one consistent thread through all those writings.

Now I'm watching Julie & Julia - great movie. And, it's inspiring me to blog more regularly. Julie Powell blogged every day about her efforts to cook every recipe in Julia Child's book Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julie weaves in memories and daily views into her life as she works on the recipes. Would love to develop a thread of my own.

On another note, Julie & Julia is a great story about following one's interest - both were amateurs who dived deeply into an interest and brought meaning to their lives. Great example of how education and learning could be.


JBL said...

I look forward to following your musings. It would be interesting to see what you write about your passions in a way that might be replicated with our students, i.e., strengths.... a real life example.

Michael said...

I've decided to give it a shot. I'm shooting for 30 posts this year which exceeds any past year. I think if I allow myself to muse rather than stick strictly with the initial leadership focus, I'll be more productive. Thanks for reading.