A few years ago, I had a field trip at school - I included a note to teachers, and asked my students to please have their teachers sign the note, to ensure that everyone knew the students would be on the field trip.
One language arts teache... Read more
My last class yesterday painted primer on the plywood boards that we'll use for our murals. My first class today painted the other side of the boards - so my classroom was full of plywood that was wet with primer, and I was waiting for my next ... Read more
We went to dinner with friends tonight, celebrating a birthday of a friend who also just passed the bar (lawyer test for my out-of-the-USA friends).
So this was a more-than-casual kind of evening.
I wore a linen jersey gored skirt (in ... Read more
I woke up earlier than planned, so went to bkfst with DH. He was given an extremely small portion of home fries, and I only eat a small amount of mine (I like to eat them with the scrambled eggs, spritzed with hot pepper sauce) - so I have him ... Read more
This is part of the "Women, War, and Peace" program.
The movie "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" - it's the story of Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian woman who organized women's protests and brokered a peace between the warlord during Liberia's 10 yea... Read more
Two years ago, my students and I worked on a mosaic mural outside the music building and auditorium. We worked indoors gluing the tile to tile mesh (I was recuperating from a car accident), then spent the spring tiling the wall. We didn't fini... Read more
I began my day with a mile or so walk around school - much of it while carrying a ream of paper, since I picked up my photocopying from the office as I was on my way.
Then I spent 2 hours wedging clay - imagine 2 hours of kneading very heav... Read more
Let me begin by saying that I'm semi-observant - I celebrate the Sabbath and the holidays, but I'm not kosher, nor do I fast. (I keeled over onto my mother one year when I was fasting - I've given up, my blood sugar was not made for fasting.)
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I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia from 1981 to 1984, just a few months over 2 years.
This week, it was announced that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, was one of three women who have been awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Pr... Read more
I've been a dedicated Mac and Apple user since 1984. I've never owned anything but an Apple, and then the Macs. And I have two iPods, I'd love an iPad, and eventually I'll get an iPhone. (I may wait for the iPhone 5; if you haven't seen the p... Read more
You know how some days are just awful, no matter what you do? This morning was one of those.
I have a student in my last class who simply doesn't behave. I knew both of her parents, and uncles on both sides of the family - major family dy... Read more
It's the kind of place where you run into people you know. Where people know your name. Where you're a regular customer, and people know your order.
I ran out at lunch time to do errands as well as pick up some groceries for lunch. First... Read more
I get up early for school - 5:30 AM. It is almost always dark outside, even here at 18 degrees north of the equator. I hate getting up that early.
I stumble out to put water up to boil, then turn on the computer and the TV to check weathe... Read more
Don't you think of apples as being all American? Apple pie, apple cider, bobbing for apples, apples from Washington state - all that. Nope, not at all.
This info comes from an email advert I received from chefs.com (and they do have goo... Read more
I think this is my favorite Spark article:
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/fitness_articles.asp? id=331
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse found that, on average, people who wore casual clothes t... Read more