My sister teaches here - they are a private, tuition-free middle school that provides a nurturing and safe environment for low-income kids to excel academically and in life. It is fantastic program with a student-teacher ratio of 10-1. They are privately funded and, like many, have been hit hard by our struggling economy. Unfortunately, due... Continue Reading →
I am SO proud of my sister Linda. She is a teacher at Imago Dei Middle School in Tucson. She and her students participated in the School of the Future Design Competition this past year, and took 3rd place in the country - against all odds. watch the video:
I took a week off from RL and escaped to one of my favorite places. The house that I stayed in inspired me beyond words - to the point where I left with more clarity than ever on how I want to live my life.
Just a short list for today. Not in any particular order: Partied with the south african track & field team at during the 1996 Olympics at the house of blues in Atlanta during a Third World reggae concert Regularly went cliff diving in the Virgin Islands (when I was in high school) Saw Public Enemy... Continue Reading →
The 9:30 club in DC holds a special place in my heart. Call me sentimental, but I remember the 1st time I went there when I was 20 years old - and was going to see a new group called Public Enemy. This was before they were well-known and their audience was small and somewhat... Continue Reading →
This past Sunday, my daughter and I escaped to one of the most beautiful places on earth. We talked, walked, picnic'd on million-year-old rocks, sang songs, and layed in the grass under the cool sky.
I am often amazed and the wonder and magic that my daughter seems to find everywhere. I find her on the stairs discussing a play with her puppets, singing softly to herself while in the shower, in her room on the floor surrounded by books and notes, or in the family room with a host... Continue Reading →
I bought an easel for my daughter at a yard sale this weekend for 3$. One side is a chalkboard, and the other has a giant clip on the top for artwork. Each day when I come home, I arrive to find that the easel has been strategically placed at the front door with a... Continue Reading →