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Standing up for Students

This is what I did Saturday morning, rallying for full funding for schools: smaller class sizes, basic cost of living increases to keep pace with inflation, more support overall for the teachers who care for our children. Set an example for your children and students. Take part in your democracy. Peaceably assemble and petition your […]


Letter to my home on the importance of children

[Draft One, 12 March 2015] Did you know that before you were here, another structure inhabited the land? In the first Act of this land’s existence, there was a deep, varied garden, filled with nut trees and timber trees, with berries, with vines and flowers, and with creatures that depended on them all. Then silence […]


Teasers…

Yesterday, it was raining rather hard by the time we got to the house in the evening. So, no pictures to accompany this post But… There is progress. The wooden forms that used to hold the concrete in place are removed. Jeff, the concrete man, has scored the concrete (expansion joints to prevent random cracks […]


Thirteen years…

Almost fourteen years ago now, the house was placed in the yard (September 1999). I planted trees in front and on the sides the following Spring. Flower beds in front the year after that, if I remember correctly. And gradually the yard and the home took shape. A few years into the process, I started […]


Today, not in the garden

It has been a while again since I posted, but last night I wanted to share something with friends on a social media site and browsed through the pictures I posted here last summer. How things have changed. Hope, sadness; light, shadows; growth, decline; laughter, sighs. I have been waking earlier than my normal the […]


My classroom, and stidkid

Tom helped me set up anther computer for the room today. And I finished rearranging the tables. It is looking better, hopefully there are some good improvements in my technique as well. The last pic is of Mother and Grant with Tom in the background at the Solo and Ensemble day last weekend. He got […]


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