Sunday, February 20, 2011


I gave myself time this long w/e to produce a Prezi presentation to begin our review next week. Highly recommended:

Friday, February 18, 2011


"The Fantasticks" was put on last night in El Cajon by the SDCC music department. What a wonderful evening - highly recommended. From the soft melody of the first song Try to Remember I was enveloped in the wonderful memories of the timeless man-made love story marred by the world's reality with a restored end of pure love.

Thank you Trisha you looked wonderful on stage as the "Mute".

Theater serves well to restore the soul. It is the supreme form of entertainment. Last month we attended the Balboa theater in San Diego to see the play The Screwtape Letters - based on C.S. Lewis's work. What a wonderful and riveting performance. The combination of theme, well written script, and a perfect powerful performance it was a chilling delight from hell!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Welcome Break

Sometimes students and teachers need a break - this is one of them! President's day long week-end.
Washington & Lincoln my personal heroes and a welcome celebration in these packed teaching days.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


I came across a book I acquired in Pasadena California many many years ago. My kids grew up with this book: Selected Poems for Small Children.... Lots of memories came flooding... pray my kids remember...Here is one:

They Sting

A mosquito is
A funny thing!
Before he'll sting
He'll sing an' sing!

An' if you're near
Or if you're far
Mosquitos know
JUST - where you are!

An' perching lightly
On your face
They'll bite you 
On the tenderest place!

Then... when they've had
A bit to eat,
They'll b-z-z-z away,
An' - bite your feet!

Sometimes - you s-q-u-a-s-h
Them very flat,
Poor things, they can't
B-z-z-z, after THAT!!!

But as Mosquitos
Are a pest,
I s'pose the s-q-u-a-s-h-e-d ones
Are the BEST!!

(Alicia Aspinwall, from Shrot Poems for Short People)