A Thought Just Occured To Me…It’s 2009.

January marks my first year as a Web Logger…

I have been writing here on Teaching TV for just over a year now. Not as faithfully as I should and not with the number of readers I would like to reach but a year’s still a year. And, knock wood, I am looking forward to 2009.

It Could Happen.

There are some things that I would like to see happen in 2009. It will most likely be a pretty selfish list but I’m entitled…Right?

  1. I would like to update Teaching Television at least once a week.
  2. I would like some equipment to come into the classroom that has some real world relevance. No more consumer camcorders.
  3. I would like the sun to come out more than four times a month.
  4. I would like students to stop emulating some of the ridiculous behavior of their favorite cartoon characters.
  5. I would like to start the documentary I have been mulling over. It is on a forgotten piece of Tennessee history and involves lawyers, racism, guns, false arrest, cruel and unusual punishment, technological advances, government oppression and worker’s rights. It also involves a war that nobody ever heard about.
  6. I would like to re-start the book I have been working on and throwing away on a regular basis. It involves the same stuff as the documentary.
  7. I would like to get better at After Effects.
  8. I would like to find someplace to do some freelance work. Or maybe a new job.
  9. I would like to find a new series of books as good as the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian. Barring that, I plan to reread the 20 books in that series.

I am certain that there are tons more but I am surrounded by half a dozen students who all want to discuss popular culture and the media and Facebook and whatever.

So anyway, it’s a new year and I plan to go into it with enthusiasm. I’ll let you know how I’m doing with that.


About ex8404

I used to do the news but Journalism is dead. Now I teach. And teaching is dead. For the right amount of money, I will come and kill your career field as well. View all posts by ex8404

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