Wilderness — A Meditation

Saturday, March 24, 2007

T shirts into Quilts..

Mornin er..G'day!

I have just come across what for me was a novel idea. I have dozens of old or unworn tshirts taking up way too much room in my second drawer. Here are a few web sites with some great ideas for making those shirts into quilts. I do wish I had thought of this when my own kids were growing up. We always had so many tshirts that nobody ever wore, but that reminded us of times past (passed).

These quilts are a fine way to use them...,,HGTV_3302_1380498,00.html

Friday, March 23, 2007

Bill Moyers gets it right again!

Please take five minutes to scan this speech from Bill Moyers given at Occidental College, Los Angeles on 7 February. It is essential that each of us consider his words and take whatever action we think appropriate in terms of his call to action.

Only 15% of the people of California register and then vote. Somehow we must convince the youngsters under our tuteledge that they have an obligation to consider the political climate and to vote in each election. And each of us must model that same behaviour for these kids.
I know several of the folks who read these meanderings are teachers. We have a giant task ahead of us unless we want the US to become a corporaracy yesterday.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A teacher who remembers, too.

Pleasant reminders of times past came my way yesterday. It is pleasant to be reminded that once upon a time in a land far away there existed a classroom in which students came together to celebrate each other and their hunger for community in an American public high school.

Even more pleasant is the knowledge that this same ambiance continues in the English classroom of Ms Allison Evans.

Thanks Allison for remembering and for saying so in public.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hi ya'll..
It's been a few days since I last posted. Real life kinda took over for a bit. But, the cyberworld has me back on schedule and I have some time to share the most important local news.

Pleaase note as you read this excerpt from the Brisbane Courier-Mail that the woman who was bitten by what the authorities thiink was a Bull Shark is 59. I love old people who not only are survivors but who see themselves as viable, active, strong individuals. Hooray for the Greys of the world!

Shark attacks lone swimmer
Glenis Green
14 March 2007

"I FELT like I'd been hit by a truck . . . I knew it was something big and I knew I had to get out of there or I'd be dead. End of story."

Those were the words of Mary Jane Ryan yesterday as she lay in a bed in Bundaberg Hospital reliving the terrifying shark attack which she believes could have claimed her life.

Sporting a massive bruise to her right hand and arm and a badly gouged leg, Ms Ryan, 59, gave a graphic account of the leisurely Monday afternoon swim at Moore Park beach, just north of Bundaberg, that ended in horror.

"This has been really frightening . . . the worst thing that's ever happened to me in my life. It would have killed a child or a person who was small and frail."

Thursday, March 01, 2007

two new web sites!!

Here's a neat web site on which you can take an online personality test called OCEAN...It told me that I am messy, outgoing, critical, not very reliable, and creative. You might enjoy finding out who you are according to this test.

I'm a O76-C10-E70-A6-N76 Big Five!!

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Here is another site that I found very interesting. It is a Geography test. Oh, dear, I only scored 60%..where are the Maldives and for goodness sake which of those islands are the Marshalls. I also missed Latvia. I picked Estonia instead. And for Georgia, I picked the Ukraine. I have a lot of studying to do. See how much of the globe you can name and enjoy!