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I will update this site periodically with essays on teaching and learning, with pieces of poetry, and with installments of my “almanac” of 2020, This Week, Last Year.

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January 8-January 14, 2020

January 10, 2020 The wind has been howling for most of the week, well beyond the normal trades. The east side is huge, wild, unsurfable in most spots. Kealia, the salt encrustation living up to its name, is all the shades of blue from white to black, every breath is filled with salt air andContinue reading “January 8-January 14, 2020”

January 1-January 7, 2020

“I hope I don’t sound too insane when I say there is darkness all around us…” This time of year was once unnamed, an empty space between the end of the beginnings of winter and the first hints of spring. January gets its name from the Romans, related to Janus, the god that guarded doors,Continue reading “January 1-January 7, 2020”

This Week, Last Year

On January 1, 2020, I began writing every time I partook in my favorite outdoor activity: surfing. In my mind, surfing simply means letting water move you, so I wrote whenever I spent time letting water move my body and quiet my mind. This project began as little more than a writing exercise but grewContinue reading “This Week, Last Year”

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