Two years and…

My sister has a cake business and let me use this picture in exchange for free advertising--email me if you're interested in ordering a cake!

I’m in a sort of reflective mood right now anyway–the end of the semester always prompts that in me, as I look back on what my students and I have accomplished together–and, with the new baby coming, I’m acutely aware of how much my life has changed in the past couple of years, and of how many new changes are coming, too.

So, on this, the second anniversary of when I started this blog at the urging of some of my many fabulous former students, I’m linking to the top 10 posts of the past year, according to comment and view volume (both here and in my Twitter and Facebook feeds). Later this year, I’m going to rerun some of my own, personal favorite posts, during the weeks following the arrivals of the fourth baby Lewis, when I’ll quite honestly be too sleep-deprived to do much else. In some cases, your favorites and mine overlap. But this day is fully yours. Without any further reminiscing on my part, here are your (collective) favorite posts from May 2010-April 2011.

Thank you for reading, which gives me so much: an excuse to read and write and think about all of this, the richness of an online community (and its nexus with my offline ones), challenges to my conclusions which often provoke new lines of inquiry, and the chance to bridge this transition time in my career with the luxury of some contemplation. I appreciate you, even more today than two years ago.

In no particular order, the Top 10 of the past year:

  • Kiss Me, I’m Mexican
  • Starting where people are: When Life Interrupts Activism
  • Going Public, and Being a Whole Mom
  • In Search of the Tipping Point: Why Groups Matter
  • Social Justice and the School Finance Formula
  • Resetting our Default: Making Change Reflexive
  • Dear Santa, Please Bring me Immigration Reform
  • The Morning After: what it means for social workers
  • The Future of our Female-Dominated Profession
  • Is a feminist uprising the traditional ninth anniversary gift, or the modern?

    Thank you again, and happy anniversary to us!

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  • 5 responses to “Two years and…

    1. Melinda, I always look forward to Classroom to Capitol postings. The content is well thought out and informative no matter what the topic is, and I always learn something new! As a librarian I consider all of your entries as news worthy. As a writer, I consider your prose to be elegantly put. Few blogs are simply a pleasure to read. Many good wishes on your good family news. Forget academia for a time and simply enjoy the chaos and love. PS your sister is an artist and I wish I had a piece of that cake right now!

    2. Well done for the two year anniversary. I love your blog even if I don’t comment as often as I intend to 🙂

      • Thank you so much! I greatly appreciate our online connection and the opportunity to exchange ideas across great geographic and comparatively little ideological distance!

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