Less Authority – What a Relief

I arrived at my destination about 15 minutes later than I’d intended to because I kept stopping to take pictures.
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It has become apparent to me over the past few weeks, that my blog, 2¢ Worth, has declined in its ranking/cred/authority/whatever, which I’ve known was going to happen.  There were, at one time, a  handful of educator-bloggers who were hammering out their daily experiences, reflections, and wisdom.  Many of them have retained their position — and for very good reason.

But now, there are many more young teacher-philosophers, who have taken up the challenge to articulate, through their daily writings, a new way of thinking about teaching and learn for this very interesting time in which we live.  They’re smart!  They are talented writers!  ..and I’ve never really consider myself that much of either.

For me, I never aimed to be a “Top 5K,” A-dog blogger, and never felt comfortable under that kind of limelight.  I say in the “about” page of this blog,

(My blog) is a diary of my greater mind, my experiences, observations, and reflections, mixed in with the responses of an eclectic community of readers — who are often the smarter part of me. It is a conversation. I blog to learn.

So, I’m going to relax a bit — and without apology, I’ll write about the comfort of a small airport, the changing of the leaves, the frustrations of rootlessness, and those frequent conversations with educators, who alter my thinking in profound ways.

I’ve always taken my work and my mission very seriously.  That’s not changing.  But I’ve never really taking myself all that seriously — and I’d like to treat my blog just that way.

The pennies keep falling.  Some will be shinny, and some will be sharp…

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Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.