I’m loading my iPod with an exam playlist made up entirely of songs sans vocals. I was shocked to see that the only thing in my library that fit this bill is Bela Fleck (this excluding any orchestra/classical music). I need some good music without the distraction of lyrics. Suggestions?? Please?
1. I woke up this morning at 445 to cart Deb and the Pattermooses to the aeropuerto so they could get to San Juan. I am living vicariously through them this week; I *so* could have made my living as a lifeguard and full-time beach bum in PR. 2. I came home at 600 and… Continue reading what has thrilled me today
If I only teach my kids one thing, it’s this: “As an opposite to what many believe, the best times in life are not passive, receiving and relaxed moments. The best moments occur in general when a human is stretching her body to the maximum in a conscious exertion in order to achieve something difficult… Continue reading this is what I want my kids to know/learn/live
You have to be a fan of cottage cheese for this to work for you. A Molly Katzen, Moosewood Original (with my own edits and omissions): A container of cottage cheese, your choice of curd size and % fat (I like small curd 4%) 2 sweet crunchy apples 1/4 C sunflower seeds (I like them… Continue reading white rabbit salad
I’m lying with the boys last night as they fall asleep. Equipped with my head lamp and a book, I dutifully waste no idle moment, and read while I wait for their breathing to become heavy and even. Hayden White: Romantic artists went to history for their themes and appealed to ‘historical conciousness’ as a… Continue reading competing voices
That’s 300 posts, this here one. Ironic, because this post was going to be about my obsessive nature, namely, my tendency to obsess over certain foods. Because today I’m eating vegie curry. Again. My obsessions are eccentric (read: just plain weird), and few of them is particularly useful. I obsess about the toaster oven being… Continue reading #300 (or, this is your brain on exam work)
First, I was overcome with a strange giddy pleasure when I read that our slew of marathon narratives were inspiration (and yes, she uses that very word) for Dr. Write to run a half marathon. She, of course, rocked. Second, I spent the entire day yesterday at the Fair Haven State Park with 6 children… Continue reading giddy-makers