So, this blog "Writing to comprehend" takes it's name from the Anna Kamienska quote, "I write to comprehend, not express myself." This book of hers is fantastic. So, originally I wasn't writing for anyone else - just myself.
Then of course, it took on another incarnation as my classroom blog - which was still reflective, cathartic, and beneficial for me.
But during the summer... Well... I can write what I want, right?
This may seem to go against everything the blog originally stood for, and make no sense on the classroom blog format. I just bought Chris Staples new album: American Soft. I'm including it here for two reasons. Mr. Staples music has encouraged me for the past decade and a half, and it has helped me comprehend myself and my place in the world. So it fits in with the blogs original theme.
And two: Staples isn't on some big huge record label bathing in hundred dollar bills. (As far as I know...) So, for the 1.3 people who read this each week - it gets him some free and well deserved publicity. I can't force you to buy any of his stuff. But if I could, I would.