So what did we learn from our retrospective? In general, it's been a rewarding and challenging year.
For me, writing through sorrow is difficult. With loss, especially the loss of my father, the wind seems to slip from my sails. All at once, I find I'm unsure about how to begin and overwhelmed by wanting to write the tribute of a lifetime. Both impulses tie my heart in knots, adding frustration to the pile of things I'm sorting through, including grief.
Over the last few years, my curiosity about learning has grown into a sort of obsession. Partly, because I want to be a good mentor for my son. And partly, because I have love affair with learning, creativity, and innovation.
Well, to be fair it was far from disappointing at Cape Disappointment. But, we did see a lot of barnacles and have a lot of fun.
It's that time of year again; the time when we look back at the mountains we've climbed—I mean, when we look back at our learning and our learning systems.
When we arrived at Lapine, we had just enough time to set up the trailer before lightning and thunder began giving us a show and before it began to pour. In a way, the storm was a perfect way to usher in a fun weekend.