Photo Essay – Early Spring

Starting with two pics from a couple weeks ago and then from today, the yard is bursting into bloom. About three weeks early. The red alder catkins are so impressive, 4 -5 inches long! The gallery images should link to larger versions. Meanwhile, I have a portfolio to complete, including a take-home exam and some […]

Writer’s Block – Thinker’s Block?

I am struggling to revise the BIG PAPER from last quarter which, as I re-read it, shows just how little I know and just how little I am changing! I am supposed to revise the paper to incorporate new information and ideas from this quarter… and I find that there are so many redundancies that […]

The Final Toll. . .

of autumn quarter was actually pretty good. Teachers: 45; me: 55. If it really were a competition, against anyone else I would have not made it. But it was more interesting and collegial than a typical grad school experience, and I am pleased with the result. In fact, the BEST part of this Master’s in […]

Graduate School is…

timeconsuming exhausting interesting frustrating hard work fun all of the above! Which explains the dearth of details lately. This quarter, we have read many books, listened to history lectures, participated in workshops, and observed in three schools. The schools have been in different towns, at different grade levels, and have given us an opportunity to […]

Proud Mama Moments

The elder stidkid has completed another year of high school band, as one of the junior members of the wind ensemble at his school, he was picked to perform with the symphony (strings) earlier this week in a full orchestra experience. What a treat. Then he performed again yesterday with the bands. His next emphasis […]

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