Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Embrace the Shake

I am so impressed by how this guy embraces limitations. All too often I can make excuses for why this or that can't work, but really the best things come from when we take what we have and work with it. One of the things I learned from my parents that I will always treasure is the ability to look at what we have - either what food is in the pantry, what materials are in the shop, or whatever - and make something from it. It isn't always necessary, nor desirable to head to the store for every project. Instead, the best projects are the ones that start from some limitation.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Story Corps

I have listened to Story Corps on NPR for several years now. I am always moved by the stories they present. I have often thought it would be a cool experience to record an interview, but it would be hard to pick a person/topic for it. Today I am wondering if there is a way to create a Story Corps type booth here at school and if students and staff would take advantage of it. . . Might be very cool.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Prime Numbers and Poetry!

Love this! This guy is hilarious, but also poignant, clever, and just plain brilliant. His use of alliteration in his second poem is sheer genius (and I dare any of you to try to repeat it).