I have received several responses to my post yesterday about my being on leave; most of them can be summed up in two questions: What am I doing during my leave (besides spending my days watching soaps and eating bon-bons)? And will I keep my blog going after I’m done with the leave and return to teaching?

I’ll answer the second question first. Yes, my plan is to keep the blog going. I started it while I was teaching last Spring (though it was a the tail end of the term; but the planning had been going on for months), and I intend to keep it up once I’m back in the classroom in the Fall. I won’t lie: it’s a lot of work. Posting an average of six times a week is a bit hard sometimes. But I’m blessed with the ability to write fast, and doing this blog has made me even faster! I have to budget at least 45 minutes a day to focus on the blog (not to mention the time I’m reading the comments as they come to me on email). I absolutely want to keep it going. And I want more and more people to join up – so please, if you know anyone who might be interested (or lots and lots of anyones) do let them know about it. As you know, the main point is to raise funds for charities dealing with homelessness and hunger, and the more people we reach on the blog, the more we can help those in need. This more than anything else is what keeps me at it.

As to the first question: yes, that was actually what I was originally going to talk about in my post yesterday (I find often that I’ll have a post in mind, and that as I type, something else starts appearing on my screen!). So, what am I doing on my time “off”? (Btw: I don’t believe I’ve ever watched a soap or eaten a bon-bon; I’m clearly missing out on something….).

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