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Today was one of those days at class that reminds me why I'm doing this.

So, with my fourth graders, we've been talking about the Book of Kings (who were mostly sociopathic power-hungry maniacs), the tradition of prophesy and speaking truth to power, and the ways of speaking truth to power available to us in the modern world. Today was the culmination of those lessons. With some guidance from me, the kids made signs, picked a few chants...

And marched around the block, protesting the unfair and unjust policies of King Rehoboam, Solomon's son.

It was awesome. The second class loved it so much, they walked around the block twice. I had to repeatedly stop two kids from chanting "vote democratic!" and "Rehoboam's not as bad as Cheney!" and one kid worried that protesting ancient dead kinds wasn't 'cool' enough for him (as he explained often, he is 'in a band'), but other than that, the lesson went off without a hitch.

Not only was today one of those days when I felt the rush and the thrill, the fire of the moment - it was one of those days that drilled home the point "I am good at this."

I think I really am.

In other news, I've decided to go ahead with the writing blog project. I've taken [livejournal.com profile] homais's advice to use Blogger to start my writer's blog (and I'll be begging his help creating rss feeds and customizing it, and such). The updates will be based on my experiences and development as a writer, and there will be accessible content in the form of some of my stories.

I am soliciting all sorts of advice on blogging. I need a style - a blogging voice that somehow expresses my narrative voice - and most importantly, I need a name. A name that reflects my style without being lame.

A name that isn't dumb. On the internet.

Date: 2007-05-03 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] persistent-sun.livejournal.com
I just have to say, M---, that's really awesome.

By the way, some of the jobs (e.g. Genentech) that I'm applying for are in the bay area. I'll drop you a line if I get one, or otherwise end up there for any period of time.

Date: 2007-05-04 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electricpaladin.livejournal.com
Sweet! Definately do!

Date: 2007-05-03 06:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cherrytop.livejournal.com
Mark, you rock. I wish I had you as a Sunday School teacher.

Date: 2007-05-04 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electricpaladin.livejournal.com
That's one of the sweetest things anyone has ever said to me. Thank you so much.


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