In third grade I had a strict teacher. One day I was finding it difficult to sit still in my chair and I spoke out of turn and something else happened that I don't remember. What I do remember is that at the end of the day I was assigned 425 sentences. As in, "I will not speak without raising my hand." "I will sit in my chair." etc. This is third grade & I am 8 years old! 425 sentances?! It took up pages of my composition book. And while my hand cramped that night something else happened, I learned to manipulate letters. Drawing a straight line down the page and then hatching it off provided a column of "I's" This saved a lot of time. I remember the moment when I realized I could do this. That letters were just lines on the page that I could change & use for my benefit. It was heady. Maybe if I write this quote a few hundred more times I will remember to "be kind [to] everyone."
What does it mean to eat rocks for breakfast? One of our athletes used this to describe another coach and the phrase really stuck with me. Her meaning was complimentary, as in "She's so hardcore & tough." Both beneficial qualities for crew. "Rocks for breakfast" is now the ultimate metaphor for moxie. It means being dedicated and disciplined practicing your scales and your squats. Going thru the tough stuff with focus and determination. There is a W.H. Auden quote fun tacked to my computer, "This is the season when we must practice the scales of rejoicing." It is not always easy and sometimes it's drudgery, but it produces results. My goal is to "eat rocks for breakfast" and keep on making things I think are worthwhile & beautiful despite rejections & setbacks.
I am working on something with my time sheets... but it will not be finished until December... maybe not even then... can we say tedious work... but it will be worth it
A group of volunteers made this video about single use plastic bags... while parts are wonky the overall message is clear: Ban single use plastic bags!
These are some Valentines I made for fun today.Check out the link and see where your cardmaking takes you. http://www.good.is/post/project-send-a-valentine-to-the-women-in-the-world-who-really-need-it/weeblylink_new_window