Our Cat is What? #SOL22

Taking a step into Meow Wolf plunges visitors into a unique, immersive artistic experience where adults and children play and explore. Walk into a house, meander into the kitchen, open the refrigerator, and step inside. Meow Wolf is the ultimate found object art project, but it's also a portal into another world, one of strange… Continue reading Our Cat is What? #SOL22

Sueños! Pursuing the Light at #NCTE22 in Anaheim #SOL22

After a three-year covid interruption, in-person NCTE annual convention returned. I know I’m not alone in saying the conference was fantastic and evoked feelings of gratitude and excitement. Carole Lindstrom w/ her forthcoming book. I presented in three sessions, one a round-table I proposed and facilitated Thursday morning . The session title was “Birds Aren’t… Continue reading Sueños! Pursuing the Light at #NCTE22 in Anaheim #SOL22

Goodnight, Sweet Puck #SOL22

Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet [Puck}; and flights of angels sing you to your rest. William Shakespeare, Hamlet We made the heartbreaking decision to bid our beloved doggy Puck adieu and help him cross over the rainbow bridge last Friday in the most humane way we could. We've been bracing ourselves for… Continue reading Goodnight, Sweet Puck #SOL22

“We the People…” #SOL22

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Preamble to the… Continue reading “We the People…” #SOL22

Rage Against the Rage #SOL22

In I Kings 19 the prophet Elijah retreats into the wilderness when he learns Jezebel plans to kill him. Elijah sat under a juniper tree and prayed he'd die. After praying, Elijah fell asleep. Eventually, the Lord's angel directs Elijah to Horab where he receives a message inquiring why he is there. Elijah answers with… Continue reading Rage Against the Rage #SOL22

Teaching: “It’s in Your Bones” #SOL22 #SubstituteTeaching

There's a trick to the 'graceful exit.' It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over--and let it go. It means leaving what's over without denying its validity or its past importance to our lives. It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit… Continue reading Teaching: “It’s in Your Bones” #SOL22 #SubstituteTeaching

I “C” You #SOL22

Are you the Mrs. Funk who taught...?" Dr. S. Thus began a conversation with a local dermatologist whose children and some nieces and nephews cycled through my classroom over the years. Stories and memories of these wonderful, fun scholars punctuated my three-hour appointment, providing comic relief, and taking me down memory lane. During a visit… Continue reading I “C” You #SOL22

Poetry in the Park #SOL22

You are among the ancients here. Some of these trees were young when Peter the Great ruled Russia Mozart dazzled the courts of Europe, Thomas Jefferson crafted the Declaration of Independence, Sacajawea helped guide Lewis and Clark to the Pacific, the United States fought its civil war, and the Wright Brothers took to the air… Continue reading Poetry in the Park #SOL22

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes #SOL22

Tradition is only about what people have or have not done; it's not about what they are capable of doing. And it's not about what they will be doing in the future. from Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson Monday I had several food=themed conversations: While shopping in T. J. Max my favorite sales associate Jose… Continue reading Southern Fried Green Tomatoes #SOL22