This is for Slice of Life.
— KevinHodgson (@dogtrax) March 23, 2013
Peace (in the pages),
If you have been following my writing this month, you will notice that I am diving deep into six word memoirs for the Slice of Life challenge. (And thank you for reading them, too. I appreciate it.) As it turns out, the National Writing Project and the Mozilla Foundation have created a site with the webmaker tool, Thimble, on the Six Word Memoir theme. (You can read more about the project at Digital Is.)
So, I gave it shot this weekend, and found it interesting. Since it designed both to create a six word memoir AND teach a bit about coding, the composition takes a bit longer than it would normally do. But I liked the site, and here is what I created:
You can try, too. The Six Word Memoir Thimble site is open and accessible to all.
Peace (in the six words),
This is a post for Slice of Life.
I’ve had a lot of ideas around songs lately, and this one came about as I was reading news articles about the gridlock in DC. I don’ t think this song is right for my rock band, Duke Rushmore, so it may just sit on the side for a bit until I figure out if it has legs for something else. (It might lead to a digital story.) The theme is inspired a bit by Steve Earle, who wrote Christmastime in Washington with references to Woody Guthrie. There was a time when all I wrote were political and protest songs. But that seems so long ago now. It felt as I were slipping on some old clothes with this one, remembering the anger at the establishment for having ideals so different from my own.
Peace (in the song),
This is for Slice of Life. The NCAA comes around every Slice of Life, so I feel a bit as if I have posted this before, although it was last year (and the year before that). This year, neither my local team (UMass) nor my favorite team (UConn) are in the mix, so I feel a bit removed from the emotional drama of March Madness. Still, I got my brackets ready.
— KevinHodgson (@dogtrax) March 19, 2013
Peace (on the court),
This is for Slice of Life. We took our youngest to the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade yesterday. We figured he has to go at least once to one of the largest St. Paddy parades in the country (about 400,000 people come to watch). It was a bit cold, but it was fun, too. Who doesn’t like a good parade?
— KevinHodgson (@dogtrax) March 18, 2013
Peace (in the green),
Our school held a hat day fundraiser yesterday (for a walkway near a new pavilion) and a student came in, bearing gifts of balloon hats (this is the same student I referenced the other day). I happily wore mine for most of the day. (Blue is the color of our class Quidditch team, too.)
— KevinHodgson (@dogtrax) March 16, 2013
Peace (in the hat,