The Great Silence Approaches

Warning: This is a Northern Hemisphere-centric post!

76720898_9bf677e3f5_m.jpgEach year, about this time, the eclipse begins, as the shadow cast upon education discourse begins its irresistible march toward the end of the school year. Discussion boards and mailing lists slow to a crawl. E-mail all but disappears and blogging? Well we’ve only seen one summer of education blogging, so no trend has made itself apparent. We have seen some bloggers, during the summer months of 2005, disappeared completely into the darkness, never to be heard from again. Others, however, found their traction during the months of sunshine and frolic. ..And certainly, the summer conferences will spark much blogging and podcasting.

But, as Will Richardson says, “When I’m not blogging, it isn’t because I don’t have time to write. It’s because I don’t have time to read.”

So what are you reading this summer? (you knew this was coming!)

Let’s start our 2006 reading list, and I’ll begin with something light. I’m listening to a book right now, during my afternoon cholesterol walks, that actually had me holding on to a stop sign the other day to preventing my rolling into the street laughing hysterically. The book is A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore. I’d heard of Moore before, but downloaded this piece, from Audible, on a whim, and haven’t stopped laughing since.

On the more serious side, here are some I’ll consider reading in the coming months:

Well, that’s all I can think of right now. Been working for three hours, and it isn’t 6:00 AM yet. Shame! What do you recommend for the forward-thinking educator’s reading list?

2¢ Worth!

Photo Citation
Lex in the City, “Very First Faux Lomo Attempt.” Lex in the City’s Photo Stream — Flickr. 23 Dec 2005. 9 May 2006 <>.

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.