Premise gone wrong?
I wonder if you have gotten a sense yet of how my mind is jumbling hundreds of things at a time and this writing is downright painful, like trying to squeeze caulk out of a pinhole instead of a full cut tip.
While in the shower it hits me, hey, if this blog has gotten off on a bad road and there is no turning back, one could just start a new one, the... shit, my mind really would rather be elsewhere now. Sorry, this is not so neat.
So the web really would let one start again so to speak. Not that I want to do that or that I do not understand all the work you put into the blog. The funny thing is how I was really stressing over the path it was taking and up till an hour or so ago the transient nature of the whole experience never occurred to me. Sort of like not being able to see the forest through the trees.
Also if you get a chance to cruise the NPR
website, check out the "All Things Considered
" section for 8/12 and look for the "Lemonade Stand Story
." I hope you can find it, so I will skip the details, but here is what I would do: overnight I would package the story with links to other versions of the story. Include MP3 files, text of conversations, comprehension questions, grow a lesson - about business vs. individual rights, how people can make a difference. Would it still be cute if you had a deli nearby and your soda sales nose dived for a few days? Then the class would upload the debate. Viola - nationwide learning. You get the premise I trust. So each day, teachers would log on the VPN and get an updated list of resources added. The point is others could feed stories or issues they wanted and I would do all the packaging to assure.
So let us see where we are. Damn, two six-packs of Diet Coke gone, four left. Caffeine is a lovely thing.