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Mocko Jumbies

Saturday, May 01, 2010      7 comments

Or Moko Jumbies These are the stilt dancers - straight out of West Africa, the Moko Jumbie is an important part of local culture. People start as small children, maybe age 6 or 7, with very short stilts - by the time they're teens, they ha... Read more

J'Ouvert 4/29/10

Friday, April 30, 2010      9 comments

DH woke me about 5:20 AM, we could hear the music starting down the hill - so we threw on our bright orange Carnival T shirts (free from the medical lab we go to, LOL), took the top off the Jeep, and rolled down the hill. Parked at DH's office ... Read more

Bacchanal Again for Carnival 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010      5 comments

That's this year's Carnival theme. Today was Food Fair, which I missed - there was a mix-up with the time of my facial appointment, and I had scheduled it so I could make it to food fair for my roti (Trinidadian dish) - but ended up missing... Read more

MY fave museum and MY fave new art piece

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      5 comments

A Spark friend asked what was my favorite art museum/gallery seen on the trip, and my favorite NEW piece of artwork seen - since those were the questions I asked the students. My favorite museum is the National Gallery of Art - although I a... Read more

VERY quick update

Tuesday, April 27, 2010      6 comments

I just got back from 4 days (and 4 nights) in Washington DC with 4 teenage girls and another teacher - we went to 4 museums, walked all over, fed those kids (who eat an unbelievable amount), and looked at and discussed major artworks. We also m... Read more

Are you celebrating Earth Day?

Thursday, April 22, 2010      7 comments

I went to the coffee cart this morning, for my tea latte and cranberry bread - I haven't had time to shop, much less bake my low-cal muffins, between trips. So I'm doing bkfst the lazy way and going to the coffee cart. I always carry my tr... Read more

New idea for a project

Wednesday, April 21, 2010      5 comments

Our industrial/graphics design teacher has this amazing machine that will print posters, banners, etc. - on a wide variety of materials. It's all computerized, so it's pretty easy to come up with things to print. One of the conference sess... Read more

Poor Cleo kitty, LOL!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      5 comments

Cleo has a BAD habit of hiding in our closet, I think she likes the heating rod that helps keep down the mold and mildew. Neither DH nor I saw Cleo this morning when we were ready to head to work. I suggested he look in the closet again, w... Read more

Back in St. Thomas again

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      2 comments

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

Sunday, April 18, 2010      9 comments

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!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010      11 comments

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

Friday, April 16, 2010      11 comments

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

Thursday, April 15, 2010      5 comments

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

Cherry blossoms

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      11 comments

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

Monday, April 12, 2010      8 comments

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


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