Sure, I might be
Except, of course, when I can't.
I recently applied for a job with a nonprofit that works with the Denver Public Schools to increase independent reading (aka reading for fun) in the student body.
And they wanted the cover letter to address the question: "What is the value of independent reading in the Denver Public Schools?"
Well that should be simple enough, right?
Except that it wasn't.
I had nothing. A few fragmented ideas about it making them do better at academics and reading to the girls were all I had. And I couldn't even make those into something resembling a coherent paragraph!
|Me reading to Kristina ~3mos|
So I waited.
And days passed.
And I still didn't have anything more intellectually grounded or less resembling incoherent babbling by a pot smoking monkey.
(For the record, I wasn't smoking pot.)
(Perhaps it would have helped......)
(Did you know marijuana is totally legal here in Colorado and that there are dispensaries all over the place? Also, the local newspaper likes to put articles about removing illegal national forest grow patches next to ones outlining where new legal growing sites for the licensed clinics will be, which seems both ironic and rather counter productive to me.)
So I decided it was time to buckle down and get this shit done. It's not like I haven't had to complete papers and exams without the perfect inspiration before, I can totally iron this out if I just really focus and work at it.
Ummm..... well, gee.... uh.........reading.... is, uh, good...I think.........
Ok, perhaps it is time to resort to desperate measures of last resort.
And go ask my mommy what I should write.
(It's a good thing mommies don't ever stop knowing everything.)