What’s the Word JANUARY really mean?

janusDid you know that the month of January was named after the Roman god, Janus?  According to Dictionary.com, Janus is “an ancient Roman god of doorways, of beginnings …..usually  represented as having one head with two bearded faces back to back, looking in opposite directions.

In January we look back and we look ahead.  Though we are not mythical gods, we still have the ability to go into the new year having learned something from the previous year’s events.

As I look back at my involvement in the world of literacy during 2017, there are several things I’d like to share.  (If you want to know more about any of these endeavors, click on the highlighted links). Continue reading