If you live as long as I have, there might be something SORDID in your past if folks cared enough excavate the artifacts to uncover it! Personally I want my sordid history scattered so deeply into ancient history that it would take a toothpick to carefully clean the shredded evidence of my past. Few people have that kind of patience or interest in examining the mundane lives of mundane people from the past. If they did, the world’s libraries would be littered with unreadable and boring trash!
Ralph suggested that I write my memoirs. I tried that, and it got downright scary. No more sweet, nice Marsha. The thin skin I have covering my delicate inner self peeled away revealing…. You know I’m not going to tell you! It’s just downright embarrassing! Since I’m not famous, and didn’t write it all down for my posterity, of which I have none, it’s doubtful that anyone will ever find out about my notoriety, and the heinous crimes of my sordid past.
I say all that to announce that the topic of my Friday posts is just not working for me, so I’m moving on. In fact, I have to confess that scheduled posts, are tying down my normally random nature. I tried a schedule on my other site, and now I can’t even bear to open up the site and post anything any more. One of my spammers on this site told me I need lessons on writing titles, that they are “too vanilla.” YIKES, and I love vanilla! Another commenter told me I need to avoid serious stuff, or no one will read my blog. (Was that a threat?) He may have a point. One of my best posts (in MY opinion) has only one comment and 11 likes, and the comment is mine!
I created this site to be random. Unfortunately this stream of chatter runs directly into my LinkedIn account, and I’ve spent the last month connecting with superintendents of schools for the past month as the President of California Council for the Social Studies this year. My hope is that I
increase awareness of promote advocacy for the need for continuing to specifically teach social studies in public education system K-12. My dilemma is that I’m afraid that my educational credibility is shot with my silly posts. And, if my blogging spammers advisors are correct, my “fun” blogging personality apparently is sullied by Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personality) – the multiple hats that I wear. 🙂 hehehe (which is more sinister than hahaha, I think!)
When I am acting CCSS President, I’m sorry bloggers, but I have to put on my education hat, and reveal that I am indeed a knowledgeable person with some intelligent ideas about the future of education. I actually love wearing that hat. I love rubbing shoulders with some of the best thinkers on our planet, and learning and listening, and once in a while throwing out a cogent thought onto the discussion floor. On the other hand, I just can’t resist being a frustrated comic, and trying to make you, my friends, laugh, so the rest of the time I’m trying hard to be funny. I’m sixty-one going on two still trying to figure out how to merge the two diverse aspects of my personality!
What I’m trying to say through this not-so-sordid post, is that I’m giving up scheduled posts in favor of streaming thoughts as they float by. I will still stream you book reviews done as often as I run across good books, and I will usually comment on the Common Core Standards because I do care about education, and I can’t control my passion! Manny will continue to crop up, of course. He’s having too much fun going to such distant places not to tell you about his antics. Mostly he is meeting interesting people, and getting to dive into THEIR lifestyles. How often do we see life as it is in REAL time, not just a tourist view?
So I am going to do a couple of things. First I am going to turn off my instant connection to LinkedIn, and notify them only my academic posts. There go my following stats! Sorry ego! Secondly I’m ending my schedule and going back to the diversity that is my life. If you hate one side or the other of my personality, you can click on past the stuff you don’t want to read.
I won’t be hurt if you don’t press like or leave a comment.
This blog started as an experiment, became a new way to get friends, and continues into maturity with the boulders of my exposed life settled securely at the bottom of the stream bed, and the pebbles of daily activities, thoughts and conversations with you, my dear friends, still churning as they chortle along their path to the river of life and eventually merge into the salty sea that was and is the eternal me and you blended together as we meet, comment, laugh, cry and love each other.
Back to daily life, what’s going on in your life today?