I am not one that reads a lot of new blogs. I wish I were, but I just can't invest the time. However, a few close to home lately have intrigued me. One is My School Daze, a blog from a fellow Baltimore City Teacher, as well as Baltimore Diary, a blog written by someone who some sort of curriculum or IEP specialist in the BCCPS. It's cool to read a couple of blogs so close to home, and I've definitely been into them.
My most intriguing one lately, though, is one so close to home that I won't link to it - the blog written by a kid at my school. He's a senior, and I don't know him, but the blog is good stuff - the best teenage blog I've read (not that I've read that many). I enjoy his off-the-cuff and frank remarks. I don't think anyone really reads his stuff, because no one comments, but I was motivaed to make a comment on his blog the other day because of something mean he said about the local woman who was murdered recently by the man in the myspace ad. I left an anonymous comment about how it must be easy to say something like that if you're separated from the situation, but then directed him to her sister's blog, and pretty much just left it at that. Today, the kid posted a contrite apology - "I apologize, no bullshit and no strings attached. I realize, in hindsight, that maybe my word choice was a bit tasteless, but, I mean, it's in the past and people fuck up in the past so they can learn for the future, right?" - and I really respected it. From all indications he's a good kid.
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