I have recently become a licensed Shiatsu therapist since my retirement as an 8th grade humanities teacher. I am an artist, a spouse, a mother, a lover of short films, good food, and meaningful conversation with friends and family.

8 Responses to About

  1. It’s good to find intelligent people in the blogosphere. I appreciate your candor and your photography.

  2. Donna says:

    I’ve just begun reading your blog. Found it from “A Teacher’s Education.” Am an English high school teacher myself in Maryland. Especially enjoyed the “Blaming” entry–right on! Keep up the good work. Thank you for taking the time to blog. You’re doing a great job!

  3. myfriendmissmiller says:

    I teach 8th grade, too, as well as 9th. I enjoyed the Batman post because it’s those days where your lessons are PERFECT, even more wonderful than you could ever imagine, when you want to shout it from the rooftops that your students were learning and having fun. Unfortunately there are those days that unless you share your story with another teacher, nobody cares that your students were helping each other or that they were finally understanding vocabulary. I’m new to the whole blog thing and it’s really cool to find other teachers, read about their experiences and share mine as well. 🙂

  4. Jerry Green says:

    Japanese Calligrapher Sengai made the mystery of the Circle/Square/Triagle known to the world throughout history. They represent the grounding of consciousness in the human body and are the spiritual dimensions of embodied consciousness in the martial art of Aikido. The mysticism of these cornerstones of sacred geometry also associates the shapes with the energies of fire/water/spirit, written about as The Three Mothers, the energies that bring forth creation. These notions are expanded in Kabbalah of the Mother Letters, in Tiferet: Journal of Spiritual Literature (#11, 2009.)

    The martial art Aikido teaches that it is with the breath that we align ourselves with Ki, which creates all things. Kabbalah and Aikido both associate spiritual energy with the three basic shapes, the triangle with the head, the square with the belly (pelvis) and the circle with the breath (chest.) Read more and download the article at: http://www.greenermediations.net/contact

    “My play with brush and ink 
is not calligraphy nor painting; 
yet unknowing people mistakenly think: 
this is calligraphy,
    this is painting.” Sengai Gibon (1750-1837)

  5. Matt says:

    Hi there! I am a newcomer to your blog and have enjoyed reading it very much. I found your post about the Bateman print particularly interesting. I am a graduate student in history looking to find out more about the print and hopefully Bateman himself. You say in your post that there is not a great deal of information about the print available. I’m wondering what databases or archives you consulted while trying to find out more about it. Feel free to e-mail me if you are able to! Best wishes.

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