Back in St. Thomas again
But a bunch of students are on a school field trip (social studies) and are in Washington DC. The music students are all practicing for Carnival. The parents are in and out, collecting report cards today.
So I had less than half the stude... Read more
Afternoon with a Sparkie
My conference ended at noon, so after getting another tea latte (nonfat) to warm up, I met up with my Spark teammate RockyCPA (and some number) - anyhow, we had fun wandering around the inner harbor area, having lunch, a little shopping (it's a ... Read more
Presentation complete - whew!!!
I gave my conference presentation today, at 5 PM - several people I'd chatted with over the past few days showed up, plus one of the teachers from St Thomas - there were about 18 or 20 people total.
We had a little tech problem at first, ... Read more
Peter Yarrow - a "Dayenu" moment
Last night was a concert and talk by Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul, & Mary, music group who sang folksy protest songs in the 60s, went to jail, were there at MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, etc) - anyhow, he has started "Operation Respect," an org... Read more
Crazy weather for a wonderful conference
Monday was rainy and cold. Yesterday was sunny outside but the convention center was freezing, so I wore my rain jacket and a scarf all day (and I wasn't the only one). Today I'm hoping just my sweater will be warm enough.
Sessions are gr... Read more
I took the train from Baltimore to Washington DC (I love riding trains) and then walked to the National Gallery of Art - not only did I not get lost, I actually recognized the building from the back!!!!! I usually am known for my lack of sense ... Read more
Baltimore - First day
My hotel is nice - turns out that the top several floors are dorms for the culinary school that actually owns the hotel, so that the students are in culinary arts or hospitality training. (And that explains why breakfast is included with the ro... Read more
Panama Travel Blog (photos later)
Panama Travel March 27 to April 5, 2010
Hi all – I know not everyone loves the travel reports, but some people do, so if you don’t like them, well, you can stop.
March 27 – Sabado – We had an uneventful flight to Miami and then on ... Read more
Good hair/bad hair days
Went to the hairdresser today, I needed more color. My natural color was a rich brown with coppery gold highlights - but as the grey has crept in, my hair has looked mousier and mousier. So I'm a redhead at the moment, have been for about 5 ye... Read more
Grammar in the VI
I've been proofreading my students' letters - my favorite today was by a girl who is of stateside parents, and has spent some time there - when she talks to me, she sounds like a stateside child; when she talks to other St. Thomian students, she... Read more
Sometimes I seriously worry about school
I have my students currently writing "postcard letters" to the president. They write a letter on a full sheet of paper, I proofread and correct, they re-write it. Then they draw a picture on the other side. I will mail every letter in a packa... Read more
The agouti is a very common Central American animal - also a rodent, like the capybara, but smaller - maybe the size of a rabbit. And as common as rabbits are in the NE US - we saw them wandering through the niece's back yard!
See what I m... Read more
Hectic but unpacked - sort of
It always amazes me how many steps I add when packing and unpacking. Not that it goes into my cardio, but it does go into my daily/yearly log for mileage.
Anyway, I am unpacked, though I have a pile of stuff on top of my dresser, waiting t... Read more
Tired, it's late, I'll write more tomorrow. Just wanted to tell all my sparkbuds that I'm back safe and sound!... Read more
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Panama Day 5
Went out to the Amador Causeway - basically, a 3 mile stretch of road that connect 3 little islands off a peninsula on the south coast of Panama City. Mostly restaurants and shops, but nice walking, pretty marinas, and the Smithsonian Institute... Read more