Monthly Archives: October 2015

John Lennon (Oct. 9, 1940 — Dec. 8, 1980)

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Glowing bones of an ignored mystery

A spectacular sky this morning on my way to school. The sun had not yet risen. 6:15am. A half crescent moon looking like the x-ray outline of a brilliant white bowl in the dark sky. And beneath it a very … Continue reading

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Sacred space

Gregory, a very dear old friend, died today, just a few minutes after noon. Diagnosed 12 years ago with early onset Alzheimers, this centered, gifted, and creative man has slowly lost the smooth and easy functioning of his graceful body, … Continue reading

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Reaping the results of the conscientious, earnest, and dedicated efforts of my colleagues

Yesterday my 8th graders had their first Around Table discussions of the year. The Around Table is a structure of formalized classroom discussion that allows the students to be totally in control of the conversation. They don’t raise their hands … Continue reading

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