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Updates and Additions: 11-24-11

When I first began this post, it read: “It’s already mid-October, six months after I first launched this website in the burst of spring.” Now, it’s already the end of November and I am starting to catch my breath just in time for the holidays! As a teacher, the feeling of time slipping away is ever-present as I continually evaluate my students’ progress and compare it to the goals we have established.  As the first trimester of the school year comes to an end, it signals a sense of urgency, despite the fact that spring seems so far away. A few weeks ago I listened closely as Garrison Keillor spoke of  smoke and leather, and “leaves falling like a multicolored prayer” and of the chill in the air that “ignites ambition after these months of slouching around in paradise,” how we are “moved to want to make something of ourselves, do something in our lives” now that autumn, in its seriousness, has settled in. And so I have finally continued the construction of this site, digging away at the months of collecting and contemplating, …