Spring break has sprung. And it is much-needed. The third quarter of the year is always a little rust. This year especially so. Every day felt like an avalanche. No matter how prepared I was (some days more than others, of course), stuff just happened. At the beginning of the quarter I was teaching one class. Then it went to four. Then, for a couple of weeks, it went to seven. Thankfully, the quarter ended with me back at four. And it was good to teach all seven classes for a while as it let me teach every senior (something I haven’t gotten to do for some time). But there’s always more to do than teaching class these days.
Grades are done for the most part. And I’ve got things laid out nicely for the first couple of days back. So the goal is to spend as little time at school as possible. Leaving the island in a couple of days will help with that, too. But I’ve still got a lot to think about when it comes to school and the future.
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I fly out for the West Coast Wednesday morning. At this point, the plan is to fly into Seattle and make my way to Anacortes, Washington. I’ll spend a couple of days there before heading up to Bellingham for a wedding. Then a couple of days in Snoqualmie and some serious snow. It’s my first time in totally new places in a while, which is exciting. The goal, as always, is to pack light. I’ve got to bust out what passes for my cold weather clothes (and will likely do some thrift shopping in Anacortes). The sense of adventure is nice. There are some beautiful places that I hope to stand in while I’m there, including a ferry ride through the San Juan Islands. And thanks to our school’s spring break set-up, I’ll get back and have almost an entire second week to take care of things here.
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The goal, as always, is to get some writing done here. This site has suffered some neglect over the last couple of months. I’ll be traveling with iPad and portable keyboard, so I ask forgiveness for typos in advance. I’ll likely write about school, though maybe it will end up being more about education in general. And there will likely be some church talk. It’s all tied together, in the end.
But for now, breakfast has been eaten, I’ve gotten some reading done, and it’s time to move on to the next part of the day. Who knows, I might even make it back here for another post before the day’s end. During spring break, anything is possible. Even a miracle like two posts in one day.