Mathalia’s older sister, Morielle, set up mathaliaspotholders.com July 2012 and then she left for Shenzhen, China for her first full-time job. The site stood dormant for a long time. Occasionally I would hire our `website’ friend to help me post something but it was not until I decided to use my weekly `weekend notes’ to teachers on the website did it really take off. For years I had been emailing teachers about Mathalia’s activities outside of school so that they could interact with her about her personal life: she did not share these things and often when she did talk, she was misunderstood. From school staff, I heard many a fanciful story about Matthan moving to Alaska and Morielle coming home from China for the weekend. Hah! So in an effort to have teachesr communicate truthfully with Mathalia I began recounting her activities to them in a weekly email. Suddenly in the middle of her Senior Year, I stopped feeling guilty about not having enough time to work on the website and discovered that I already was doing the work: weekly weekend notes. I just had to ask Christy to teach me how to post them.
Mathalia in the press, look at page 30: http://apostrophe.journalgraphicsdigital.com/win12/