Wednesday, March 12, 2008

In the Trenches

Hello again. There's so much great stuff going on that I haven't found a spare minute to blog to you! It's been awhile and we're overdue for an update.

I have to say it's a little harder than I thought it would be to get a reading group going. Calls have gone unanswered and I'm still hoping to get ahold of someone in a local middle school who's interested in getting a boys' reading group going. Unfortunately, due to my schedule, I'm unable to attend the once-a-month Saturday Guys Read group at a local library. So, it's taking more time than I thought. One thing I'm concerned about now is the end of the school year approaching. We're 10 weekds out and I'm not sure what kind of response I'll get trying to start a group in the spring. Might be a better summer project to rev up for the fall. Many decisions, but important work, so I'll keep at it.

Factory Update

I met with my boys Jared and Gen last Friday. They are going to town on the secret project. They are surveying boys at their school and finding designs and development tools for the project. They're excited about the idea of helping other teen boys read more, which is the enthusiasm this project needs. We're learning a lot and doing a lot. Glad to have them on my team.

Thanks to those of you who send links and info. I really appreciate it. I'm not a news-hound, so most of my news comes through other people. You are my window on the world. Keep it up.

It feels good to be back! Catch you next week.