Monday, January 28, 2008

Doughnuts in the snow

Yesterday we got home to find four-wheeler tracks in the snow covering our frozen creek. Someone had been doing doughnuts, trusting in the firmness of the intermittent ice just a few feet away from a spot where the water was still freely flowing, and even though I know how dangerous it can be to drive a heavy and expensive piece of machinery on ice that isn't always as thick as it looks, my first thought was: I want to try that!

I didn't, of course. Instead, today I hauled a hefty and expensive pile of technology into the unpredictable classroom environment and did some spins and twirls, not knowing whether the result would be a beautiful pattern or a sudden disaster. Today I kept my head above water, but tomorrow--who knows?

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