Dear Diary Day – the Etymology of Progress

Whether you keep a diary, an art journal, or write blog posts, today is your day! Dear Diary Day celebrates our efforts to document our journeys and share our perspectives. Today’s form of writing introduced in Dictionary for a Better World is a byte (p. 108) which is written in 140 characters or fewer, which is the original tweet limit. Try a byte – – just one small byte.

The Power of 1 Byte

just 1 byte, 1 message, 1 smile can change the world
just as Malala says of 1 child, 1 teacher, 1 pen, and 1 book

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*During the months of August and September on days when I’m not participating in the Open Write at, I will be writing in response to the pages of Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini. The poems, poetic forms, narratives, quotes, and calls to action to make one small difference might be just the medicine my world – or the whole world – needs. I’ll be inviting insights in the form of an immersion into a 10-minute-a-day book study (just long enough to read the page, reflect, and connect). If you don’t have a copy of the book, you can order one here on Amazon. I invite you to join me in making August and September a time of deep personal book friendship. A few teachers will be following the blog and engaging in classroom readings and responses to the text. So come along! Let’s turn the pages into intentionally crafting beautiful change together.

One Reply to “Dear Diary Day – the Etymology of Progress”

  1. Not only do I appreciate the sentiment in the byte, I use repetition as a cue to look for significance in the repeated element. The “1” represents a kind of unification, which works in powerful synthesis with your overall message. As usual, elegantly eloguent.

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