Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Please take the time to read it...
And react...say something, do something.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
This lightbox is from a series of twelve. It was a study on the twelve most commonly used verbs in the English language. It so happens they are all irregular. In no particular order, these are the twelve from the series...
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
She often told me of her family's visit to Ocean City Maryland. She loved the ocean.
Her parents had little money and her older brother, Donald, I think, was mean.
I remember her in a panic on the first day of fourth grade. Her hands had mysteriously turned blue. She was afraid to ask Miss Zingg what to do so she asked me. I asked her, "Paula, what have you touched?" She responded, "Nothing, nothing. I have just been standing here with my hands in my pockets." It was then I realized she had dye on her hands from her new jeans. I don't think she had ever had a new pair of jeans as she always wore her brother's hand-me-downs.
She was so relieved and so grateful I did not laugh at her.
What ever happened to Paula Thomas?
Friday, May 8, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Francesca and I attended a bird hike last Saturday. It was a lovely, moist morning. There were pictures of birds in various trees along the hike. We were given a list of birds and were required to match the names with the numbered pictures. It turns out we don't the names of too many birds. In fact, we were pathetic. As we walked along the wooded path near the Tuscarawas River I began to wonder if any of the birds on the list were native to the area. One in particular, was a water bird called a Coot. I have never seen such a bird.
The ruins of the former canal system were even more exciting than the pictures hanging in the trees. There is the perfect amount of moss on everything. This system, at one time so vital to industry and commerce, is melting back into nature in a slow, sad, beautiful way.