Monthly Archives: October 2010

Squeezing an Apple

We went to Curtis Orchards today in Champaign, IL. The weather was absolutely perfect, the cider donuts warm and divine, the grand kids cuddly and giggly. While picking our third bag of apples, JB discovered it– an apple being squeezed. … Continue reading

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Conversation about “The Lottery”

    This morning we had a discussion on “The Lottery.” We read the story yesterday in class but class ended before we had time to unpack any of it. Many of the kids were totally weirded out. A few … Continue reading

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Comedy of Errors

We just saw Court Theater’s version of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors directed by Sean Graney. This is one of Shakespeare’s earliest, shortest, and most “slapsticky” plays. A perfectly bawdy, ribald, punny way to spend a Thursday evening rolicking in complicated … Continue reading

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Balancing Point

Clever, uplifting, and magical…

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A Carl Sandburg Epiphany

Driving home from school today (Our school does not recognize Columbus Day), I had an epiphany. The temperature had been beautiful, in the mid 80s, and then around 4:30 it began to drop rapidly into the upper 60s which generated … Continue reading

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Being an artist, Being a good teacher

I have been working frantically to gather together my work for the artshow I am having with my brother and sister in two weeks (see Artists). I have been working to finish/resolve some pieces, organize what needs to be framed, … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech

Imagine my surprise going to school yesterday and hearing that the Westboro Baptist Church, the group that protested outside our house of worship this last Rosh Hashannah (Shofar Blows), was arguing a case before the Supreme Court today (Phelps v … Continue reading

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