Monthly Archives: May 2013

Walt Whitman: a middle schooler at heart

Today is Walt Whitman’s birthday, so how appropriate that today was our “stalking day.” Each year, after exploring Whitman’s Song of Myself, I have my students go out into the school and the community, and play the flaneur, observing and … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is enough to just walk in the garden…

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Rite of Spring

Today is the 100th Anniversary of the premier of Rite of Spring by Stravinsky, which was greeted with boos, hisses, and jeers. Pierre Boulez conducts the Paris Orchestra in this production from 2002.

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Life Drawing at the Book Club

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Before and after “hair”cut

Working in the garden, it is important to first make sure you can easily get from one side to the other.

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Transformation from a car to a hawk whose wings flap

This is what happens when your creative nephew gets ahold of your Garmin.

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Nothing depressing here

Visiting nursing homes when I was young always made me so depressed. All those old people in one place. I remember those homes as dark and smelly, not necessarily a bad smell, but an old smell. I sometimes accompanied my … Continue reading

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