Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Made it!

Under the cover of a morning fog, I made it into Mekoryuk today. I returned by snow machine over a melting tundra snow to find a school running fine with out me. State testing in progress, students working, behaving and doing what they were supposed to. It was good to see.

I guess I am not as important as I thought I was (which wasn't much at all).

I also guess I complain too much on this blog according to one reader (last Tuesday's post comments). For every twenty positive comments I get, I also get one negative one, both times the negative comments didn't really seem to show basic comprehension of the post itself and this leads me to believe that this person/persons save up their frustrations with the blog/me and then just take it out on one blog post to blow off steam, If my blog is causing frustration then I would recommend making more constructive criticism or possibly read something else.

I have been pretty negative lately I guess (for living in an island in the Bering Sea I'm doing pretty good though). I guess I can try to stop that. I'm not perfect. I am putting myself out here, so I'm always confused when people criticize me, anonymously. This isn't a group email or a scam, this is a blog, and people read if they want to.

Well, I'm going to continue proctoring my State tests in a silent room with three hardworking native students trying their best to rise to America's anglo saxon western culture-centric standards of education...(oops complained again, although it feels more like commentary and actually rather satisfying)

I guess if anyone else is tired of my negative complaining diatribes they should probably comment now, anonymously if you must, because now I'm ready to open a discussion on how much of a hypocrite I already know I am. Fire away. Or back me up if you feel like I'm doing a good job, I don't know, just let me know.


Anonymous said...

Part of communication is putting your feelings out there for the world to read. I applaud you for that. Life is not all rosy all the time and wouldn't it be boring if it was? I don't think I am in the minority when I say your post are enlightening for everyone and you should just continue to do what you do. You are amazingly upbeat for being on an island, alone, no close friend to confide in. In a way, your blog is your friend and you just tell it what you need to and want to say. Don't change.

Mr. Kale Iverson said...

Well we're always changing...but I'll hope to change for the better, thanks for the awesome support and I will continue to confide negative or positive into this blog. It is a commentary and reflection on a very abnormal and sometimes difficult set of circumstances. All I can do is control my attitude. There is much to complain about but I hope I can keep it to a minimum or at least put it into perspective.

hdt said...

What is the old saying? "You must be doing something right, if someone complains." I don't think you need to change a thing. Perhaps this person's comments are another way for you to further explore what you're thinking or trying to do with Radiate Warmth. Look at it as not an obstacle but rather what does the commenting bring out in you? Can you radiate even more warmth when challenged? Some stuff to think about...

alisha said...

Your blog is exactly that...YOUR blog. do what you want to with it and make it whatever you need it to be. From the amount of readers you have, it must be pretty good. Your thoughts are great. You are willing/able to say things that most people cant/wont and there will always be people who dont like you for it. No loss, they are probably the people you are complaining about anyway.

The main post here, though, is that it's YOUR blog...you do what you want with it.

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