I have decided to end Epiphany in Baltimore.
I am not tired of blogging, but I am tired of my personal life and my professional life being mixed in unhealthy ways. In the last few months, it has become clear that this blog is being read by students and parents who know who I am, and I am uncomfortable with this blogging persona being mixed with the stories that date back to April 2000, stories of college debauchery and relationships and insecurities. My blog has become way too safe, way too influenced by possible audiences, and way too boring.
I have decided to divide my blogging into two sites. In one, I will discuss classroom practices, politics, and Baltimore. I have started it already - you can probably find it if you look, I'm not too concerned with anyone finding it and will soon link to it from here, but am saving it and hoping I find a better name. In the other, I will maintain geographic anonymity and use it like a journal, like I used to. I'll give that address out selectively. Within a week, I think I'm going to delete this entire blog; hopefully I can figure out a way to save parts of it for posterity.
That's the plan now. It is the end of an era but seems like a healthy, cleansing thing to do for the summer. Those of you who have been reading for a while know I've been thinking about it for a long time.
Check here in the next few days for that link to the new "public" blog, the one I won't mind people in my life reading.
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