Art on the brain.

Yesterday, my friend David Topper posted a link to this article on the fashion blog Fashionista, which describes how Francesca Eastwood (Clint Eastwood's daughter) and her boyfriend, photographer Tyler Shields, destroyed a $100,000 Birkin handbag for the sole purpose of shooting a series of photos. The reactions to the photographs and the acts that Clintwood … Continue reading Art on the brain.

Five Minute Mornings

I belong to a little writing group on facebook called Five Minute Mornings. My response to this morning's prompt is indicative of the reason for my internet absence, i.e., I have not gone into hiding nor declared myself a hermit. I just have a new baby. The prompt: You'll laugh, you'll cry. When he is … Continue reading Five Minute Mornings

It shouldn’t be Parents v. Teachers, but…

A facebook friend posted a link to an article penned by Ron Clark, a reputable and award-winning teacher. I started to leave a response in that tiny little comment box under her link, but my response grew and grew until it was a length that is completly unacceptable for a facebook comment: The article is … Continue reading It shouldn’t be Parents v. Teachers, but…

The impossible things I believe in are good…aren’t they?

What a strange follow up this morning's post about the seemingly impossible things that are very real in my everyday... Have you ever blog surfed? You know, jumped from one blog to the next via post links and blogrolls until you've stumbled upon something you never would have encountered otherwise? After my musings about believing … Continue reading The impossible things I believe in are good…aren’t they?

“I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

(As one is wont to do when one begins working at 5am.) One: Summer will come, and with it, green and life and sunshine and warmth. Two: I work from home, every single moment of every single day. Three: I am married to The Greatest Man Alive. Four: I currently have six kids. Three of … Continue reading “I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Teaching means meeting the needs of ALL your students

Today's New York Times includes an op-ed piece by Marie Myung-Ok Lee entitled "What I Learned in School." The article is primarily memoir, a self-prescribed journey through two years of Ms. Lee's high school career, a time when two influential English teachers recognized Ms. Lee's love of reading and writing and gave her the space … Continue reading Teaching means meeting the needs of ALL your students