Wednesday, March 11, 2020

SOL 11/31: Rewards of the Easily Distracted!

Returning for year nine of writing daily in March with my Slice of Life writer friends! Check out Two Writing Teachers for more slices of life occurring every day in March.
Rewards of the easily distracted or how I discovered a graphic zine for kids, "Exploring the Coronavirus," and my Wednesday post all before breakfast on Tuesday morning!

It all started when I read Adrienne's post about her upcoming Battle of the Books.

Then I googled Oregon Battle of the Books so I could see the booklist. (I'm always interested in booklists because even though I'm retired, I'm in year six of running a middle school book club.)

But, before I even looked at the book titles, I noticed a link on their page for Coronavirus Protocol.  I'm interested in how organizations are dealing with our current situation. (I'm frustrated that my book club is continuing with our yearly retreat this weekend, especially since several of us are ladies of a certain age determined to be at high risk. I'm not going.)

I read through the Coronavirus Guidelines provided by OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) and clicked on the last item. It's the  perfect way to share important information about coronavirus in an easily understandable way with the young people in your life.
Check it out and share it! Perhaps you're already aware of it.  I liked it so much I made my own zine. Here is a pic of the front and back covers.

While I was working on this post, I found a link on NPR. Maybe everyone else has already discovered this zine, but I wanted to share the links and the circuitous way I arrived at this timely information. Here's to the distracted life!


  1. Fascinating find, Ramona! Will share. And, what a positive spin on distraction!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this, Ramona. It's becoming so alarming. I have four boys at home ages 3 - 14, and I could just imagine what they're thinking. We've talked about it here and there, but I think this is a wonderful link. Many thanks.

    With Warmest Regard,

    ~Carla Michelle

  3. You read a post which led you to a good graphic zine about the virus, and I read your post, which led me to realize that your initial source is actually a colleague in my school! I did not realize we were both slicing!