Friday, July 8, 2011

Bloggity Summer Camp:

Good Evening Humble Readers...

Today's turned out to be a blustery day here on the flatland.  Ginny got a huge kick out of watching the curtains blow around and tried to catch them a couple of times. 

She and I also had much fun watching the last of the Royal tour, and I was very clear to her that if, 25 years from now, she happens to meet the future son of the future King, and they happen to fall in love, and then happen to get married... well, I wouldn't be opposed, but that Mommy and Daddy wouldn't be able to kick in a whole lot for the wedding. 

Just sayin'.  :)

Soooo anyway, back at Bloggity Summer Camp (that IS the purpose of this post afterall)...  Calliope asked us today "If you had to teach something, what would you teach? (If you DO teach, when did you discover your love for teaching/the subject?) Do you think blogs can play a role in education?"

I guess you could say that I was a teacher for a while.  My degree and chosen field were in Youth and Family Ministry, and for four years after college, I was a youth director at a couple of different Lutheran churches.  And, until the last few years, I was a regular Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher.  I enjoyed teaching, particularly Confirmation classes.  I really enjoyed engaging the middle schoolers and helping them to think about their faith in a personal way.

These days, I don't teach, but I'm looking forward to helping Ginny learn all sorts of things.  Most of all, I'm looking forward to when she's able to start helping me in the kitchen.  While I don't know if she's going to enjoy cooking like I do, I really look forward to helping her understand that food can be an adventure.

I absolutely believe that blogs can teach.  I have learned so much from the blogs I read.  And with the wealth of different points of view and passions out there, there is no doubt in my mind that there is plenty more for me to learn from my bloggy friendsl.


  1. There is NOTHING better than teaching your own kiddo.

  2. Oh how amazing. Somehow, I was under the impression that you work in a bookstore.

    I hope Ginny will learn so much, and please in case she is marrying the next in line, do send me an invite!

    You are correct. Blogs do teach a lot. I have learnt to put my own misery in perspective, that's the biggest thing I have learnt.


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