We have had a behind-the-scenes flurry of emails going back and forth, and I'm really excited about the season ahead. There are several new authors (and a new baby!) to introduce. Plus, we've filled in a pretty full calendar of posts for the months of April, May and June.
Right now, I'll just introduce you to the newest idea here....
My personal favorite part of this community is when we can dialogue a little and get to know each other better. In that vein, our new series is "Getting Acquainted." (Or can someone come up with a more creative name for it?) We're going to interview each other on Saturdays! Each week we'll post a little bit about one of us. This will be more than just what is on the contributors' bio page; maybe we'll include some little known facts or unusual experiences or special areas of interest. That's the "teaser" to get you going in the comments. Once you know a little bit more about the person being introduced, what do you want to ask her? If you could have her over for tea or coffee, what would you discuss with her?
If I came to visit you, what we probably talk about...
First, I'm an absolute Slavophile. That started as a love for Russia, but God is stretching my heart further. You'd probably hear me talking about my beloved languages, literature, culture and history. But, if you're not so interested in this part of the world, would you like to know about my first missions trip? It was to a completely different part of the world, one that still holds a good part of my heart, too. (Hint: its initials are PNG. )
Second, homeschooling: I was homeschooled myself, I homeschooling my own children, and I help others homeschool now, as I work with Ambleside Online. But then, so as not to be exclusive, I also just love to learn about education in general; I did spend two lovely years working in a Russian school. So, we could just talk about "pedagogy" in general, if you wanted to.
Now, it's your turn. Post the questions you want to interview me with in the comments! What do you want to ask? Anything in the bit above pique your interest, or do you have something else you want to know? I'll collect them and do my best to answer next week, before introducing you to the next interviewee. (Also, if you don't want to comment, or can't, feel free to send your questions straight to me: firstname.lastname@example.org.)