Daily Archives: August 6, 2007

Technology!

I just learned about RSS feeds. WOW. It makes blog hopping way easier. 🙂
AND I now get Salon, The Onion and Top News delivered straight to my My Yahoo! Page. Woo Hoo.
I taught a writing workshop today to a group of students who don’t really have stories in the yearbooks. I LOVE yearbook writing, but I understand why so many schools just publish photos and captions. It’s way easier and kids don’t read boring old quote, transition, quote stories.
But you know what they do read? The stories I heard today.
A kid who lives one year in Indonesia and then comes come the next year and has done so his entire life. He spent this summer working with AIDS patients in Indonesia.
A girl who woke up from a nap freshman year and was paralyzed from the neck down. She’s a senior now and she’s one of the most positive kids in the class.
The cafeteria worker whose husband has been in Iraq the last year.
The girl whose been at the same school since she was THREE years old. She’s 18. This is it for her and she’s scared to death about what comes next, but she’s also excited.
PEOPLE are interesting. And those stories can’t be told in photos alone.