Archive for April, 2010

Back in the saddle…

April 17, 2010

It’s been over a year since my last blog post…and I’m feeling guilty for not keeping it up.  I’ve been going around calling myself a writer for quite a while now, but it’s starting to feel a little hypocritical considering how little writing I’ve been doing lately.  So here is my Tax Day resolution: I am resurrecting 3 Second Goldfish and am pledging to do at least three posts a week.  This is my first.  (I didn’t say they would be long posts!–besides, I’ve always been in favor of the quick hit, here’s my two cents now go read the source article sort of thing anyway.)

I think to finish this off, I want to thank two people who have inspired me to get back at this:

First, Renee T. Bouchard, who manages to keep not one, but TWO active blogs, which can be found here and here.

I highly recommend Renee’s style blog.  That’s the one she keeps up with the most, and if you read regularly you might even score an original Renee designed accessory.

And second, Dave Zagunis, who runs the La Vida Scholars program in Lynn, Massachusetts.  I nominated Dave last year for a CNN Heroes award (although he didn’t make the cut) because he has been personally responsible for changing the lives of so many students that might otherwise have slipped through the cracks.  If you read my last post, you read the essay of one of the students from Dave’s program, so you have an idea the kind of kids he’s helping.  Anyway, Dave recently let me know that last year’s class is about to graduate, and among the twelve students in the group, eight have received scholarships to schools like Boston College, Bowdoin, and Notre Dame!!!  His note reminded me why it’s important not to give up on something you started.

So there you go.  Welcome back to the 3 Second Goldfish.