Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Of Course

Of course the backdrop for about 30 hours of waiting in doctor's offices, emergency rooms and the line at Walgreen's - was Owen's best lacrosse game ever - 4 goals with "team snipe" I missed the game but the local paper videoed it

Working on Well

things are getting a little better - interestingly, the doctors have decided the lacrosse injury was a "red herring" distracting them from the real problem - an infection that had been brewing before the contusion in exactly the same place...i think ryan needs to see a "generalist" because all of the specialists are pointing at each other.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Ryan had an injury this weekend playing lacrosse and since then we've spent time visiting the local emergency room, the pediatrician's office, the dentist's office, the oral surgeon's office, the ear, nose and throat specialist's office  (who suggested Ryan return to the emergency room tonight ) and tomorrow... back to the oral surgeon. keep your fingers crossed for us. i am sure he will be perfectly fine by midday tomorrow... but i will need a week of sleep when this little ordeal ends.  there's nothing tougher than watching someone you love, suffer.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

PS22 Chorus "Everybody's Changing" by Keane

something for sunday.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

We Become Those Words We Say

"How does your face contain them ?" beautiful to see faces listening to great poetry.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fiddler on the Roof

Just back from a K-5 production of Fiddler on the Roof with over 100 students - wow.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Occam's Razor

Grateful for the sunlight pouring through the afternoon clouds today.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Splitrock Saturday

Dogwoods on the water
Limbs red with firecrackers
Set to explode


Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Extrication

Hats off to"The Last Rebellion" - great song !

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Andrés Segovia plays Bach

something wondrous to welcome Spring

Moody Weather

Days and days of moody, perpetually 5:00 ish weather may be coming to an end. The sun is out.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Poem

Fire sun; ice breeze 
Hawks cree; hawks soar 
Balance by wind 
Above the trees  

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sacred Heart Basilica Cathedral Newark

Attended Easter mass at Sacred Heart and although I expected to enjoy the beautiful architecture and cherry blossoms at Branch Brook Park afterward - the service itself, exceeded every expectation.

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Prayer In My Locket

Lord, be good to me. The sea is so wide and my boat is so small.

Irish Fisherman's Prayer

Link to the Panel Discussion

The Panel Discussion for Bye Bye Blackboard was recorded and can be viewed at the site below

Thursday, April 09, 2009


The rill hums rondos
On the rocks

Last fall's ash leaves
Brustle harmonies


Read/Write Web with Will Richardson Pt1

Tomorrow is the NJAEC workshop "Bye Bye Blackboard" and the panel includes Will Richardson, State DOE directors, Arts Educators and teaching artists.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Can you Guess ?

Can you guess who's been on my mind ?  

Sunday, April 05, 2009

"April is the cruelest month..."

so maybe spring, really is here. after sitting in gale force winds with gloves and hat on saturday - a warmer sunday follows and it looks like some of the perrenials are weathering the weather just fine. here is something from a walk at the cross estate.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Stars - The Weepies

Friday, April 03, 2009

Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto - Corcovado

i love this song. watching letterman tonight, i saw diana krall attempt it. she could not even approach this.