Posted by blk1 on 21st January 2008
Honestly, I don’t ever remember watching the Super Bowl, oh maybe the halftime show when the Stones were featured, but the game itself, no, honestly. Well maybe I did watch when Joe Namath was playing and the Jets were something. But things have changed. THE GIANTS WON LAST NIGHT and no, I wasn’t watching the game. I exercised to 60 Minutes and home renovation shows and I forgot the game was still on until I at 11:00, I remembered, thought it was it was probably over and it was important to my brother, Jeff. We met him in Brooklyn last night for dinner, on the early side, so that he would be back in their weekend apartment to watch it. So I was aware of it.
At 11 the headline was GIANTS WIN, ON TO THE SUPERBOWL and how exciting a win. What a game to have watched! Too bad I forgot about it.
But I promise I will watch this year’s Superbowl. We will be back from Tucson for it.
Now to my dream…
I don’t think there’s any connection with the Giants here, but as I was getting ready to wake up this morning I was making a dream realization. I was back working in a high school, Tenafly High School, I think. After all, I was just there playing guitar in a music practice room with Sue and Jon. My dream centered around being new and excited about it. Meeting teachers, talking about theater with the drama teachers, finding my name card at a luncheon, getting familiar and being treated with lots of warmth. As I was waking up I thought about the high stakes tests that I hadn’t asked about, probably not much of an issue at Tenafly. Then the complaining parents and finally the papers and lessons I would have to plan for each day. And finally what about Tuvia? How would he feel about me back in the work force full time. Now how do I explain to the new staff that I would have to bow out before I began. I know, JUST WAKE UP!
Off to Tucson instead!
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Posted by blk1 on 17th December 2007
Just for fun, I found a cool way to podcast. I took the first story I wrote as an adult. This story celebrates the start of my identity as a writer. The version of this piece, Teacher of the Year, hasn’t changed much from its first draft. It’s a personal story from the my childhood, a traumatic story that was probably influential in my turning to teaching as a life career. When I first wrote it, there was only one handwritten copy and I was so nervous about the grammar, that I would not let anyone read it. I had to do the reading. What a perfect story to move to a podcast. I have been telling it for years before I became a writer.So here’s the link:http://blkdrama.podcastpeople.com I have no photos for this piece so a podcast is perfect. Let me know what you think. You can leave a comment right there or here.
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Posted by blk1 on 17th October 2007
It’s might seem like a small thing, but I am so happy to be back to this blog presentation. Why did I ever change? It felt right! James offered us lots of new looks and I played around a bit, but something sent me back to Andreas 9 and I am so happy! How about you out there? Do you notice the change?
Anyway, what I want to talk about is reconnecting with the past. Yesterday was a day for that and in the midst of fantasic fall weather. It was hard to drive on the Thurway. I had my camera on the back seat but there was not time to stop and freeze nature. But I do have photos of the people I met with yesterday.
The morning session at Newburgh brought together our DS team: Nelson, Martha, Carmen and JudyRR as we met to prepare our session for the NWP. It was cool to hear that they had completed a successful DS project in the summer with their elementary schools and with Judy sitting next to me, I brought up her interest in working with Camille in the middle school. Camille will be happy and Newburgh will hit all levels. I wonder how in the future, we can build this into our inservice work.
And then Chris in the afternoon. From Nyack, to Newburgh, to Nyack, to NYC and then to Paramus. How easy it is to travel.
Christopher Carley, drama boy. From 8th-HS Graduation and beyond…way beyond. He’s almost 30! and we have been connected all those years. What a joy! (more here)
Back in the car and off to Tuvia to finish a perfect day! A perfect day!
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Posted by blk1 on 6th August 2007
I haven’t done this in quite awhile, but as kid and beyond, I would have a book with me, in bed, on the couch and I would read a bit a fall asleep with it. My dreams would continue my visions of the book. I’m back into a book. It’s been a long time and why Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? I have Kerri and Steve to thank for that. Both of them gave this last one thumbs up and I loved the first 4. Then I don’t know what happened. I dragged Tuvia with me to a late night openning of the 5th, I stood on line to buy it, paying full price and began it back home and I don’t know, I didn’t get into it and left it for something else.
Then I was out of the loop, but for some reason, maybe because it’s the last and I just watched an interview with JK Rowling and Meredith Verro, I don’t know, but I’m in this one and it’s fun to be back in a book, and dreaming with it.
Just a lazy Monday morning… ahhh
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Posted by blk1 on 23rd April 2007
And life moves on…How wonderful! You have that great moment that you’ve planned and worked for and it happens, it feels good and then what? Then it’s the next day and up early you wonder, what’s next? Life moves you on. The sunshine blazes in the livingroom, the computer is filled with emails to answer, pieces of word that need attention, the Today Show plays, the coffee perks, exercise, time for exercise and the guitar calls…get back here. Let’s move beyond together.
I’m ready for the next challenge! What’s out there?
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