Monday, November 10, 2008


I feel like I should have some unifying theme that runs through my posts but I am always all over the place. Every day, some new thing catches my attention (sometimes an old thing) and that is where I go. I tried the whole theme thing with Nablopomo (National Blog Posting Month for the uninitiated), but that was also a failure. Who knew that posting about a single topic or single theme would prove to be so hard?

The other weird thing about Nablopomo is that I will go for a month and post every day, thinking nothing about it. That's when I decide - "Hey, I'm willing to commit to this daily thing...and a theme! That should help." NOT. Every time I commit, i go on a trip, I get sick, I'm too tired. What is that?

It feels like I'm back in high school again and Mrs. May is assigning us "The Scarlet Letter" and we have to write a 5 paragraph essay about the symbolism in the book. Blech! I love reading, but that forced reading was never my forte. In fact, it soured me on all things labeled "classic". I didn't even read "To Kill a Mockingbird" until I was 22 for goodness sake. All because I didn't want anyone telling me what I should read. For a person who loves books as much as I do, I haven't really read nearly enough of the classics. It makes me feel less than literate. At the same time, I am not really that interested in most of the classics. I am quite talented, in fact, at finding first time and one-time only authors.

I guess none of it matters in the long run. It is just funny how things happen. Every day I sit down to write about something and I always aspire to "deep and meaningful" but life isn't always about that. It's more about the little things, really. I shouldn't worry too much about it.

Must mean I've had a slow day. That's rare. Smile

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I work with, a non-profit that works in Africa. I saw that you were on the NaBloPoMo list, and we'd love for you to blog about our new campaign on Nov. 24th. The campaign is centered around this idea – at Mocha Club, we have always cared about building an accurate perception of both the challenges that Africans face, and the BEAUTY of Africa. We need bloggers to help get the word out. Please email me at barrett[at]mochaclub[dot]org if you would be interested in hearing the details!



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