Monthly Archives: April 2016

A virtual sign

I see him tracing the letters in the air, His hands rotating his brush As he paints this last virtual sign. I have never seen his expertise so close up before. I always focused on the letters he produced when … Continue reading

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“The Old New World”

I am haunted by old photographs and Zakharoff has literally made these old photos come alive in a way that makes them even more intriguing. I wanted this animation to last much longer. I hope he will continue to mine … Continue reading

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Ninja

Whenever I give students a break during class or sometimes even before class begins, a group of kids, mostly boys, play a game they call Ninja. They stand in a circle or a loose circular clump and strike a stationary … Continue reading

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April 9—Chicago

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Baths

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A candy dispenser that reads your BMI

In the faculty portion of our middle school office, there used to be a manual candy dispenser usually filled with m & ms. You could turn the knob and get as many m & ms as you wanted. Yesterday a … Continue reading

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Seventeen Reasons Why Football Is Better Than High School

Because I will be retiring in June, I am going through boxes of files, dispersing some, recycling the rest. My goal is to leave my job on the very last day with no more than a shoebox. No schlepping of … Continue reading

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