Saturday, January 28, 2012

not supposed to be here

The other night, because of my exercise program, primarily walking and my low potassium count; I woke up in the middle of the night with leg cramps. I got up and walked around at 3 in the morning to work out the things. I went back to bed and slept hard. Only to dream about being in a lecture with several students in attendance, including two vocal favorites. Who Would Not Shut up! When I finally gained control of my dream (can do that) and went to a pleasant fantasy world of knights, dragons and heroes, the alarm clock went off.

They worry my days enough, they are not supposed to invade my dreams.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

explains why they don't understand

I took by biology tutoring class to the library this week. All our students are required to read AR books. My attitude is you should have that book with you all the time (or something to read). One problem student looked at my recommendation of _Flowers_for_Algernon_ as "that's too much to read".

By tenth grade I read all of Shakespeare's plays on my own and _The_Lord_of_the_Rings_ several times.

(reminds me I need to read LotR again)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Trying to explain fifty years of developing music taste to my students, or how I get there.

I found this

Because it was the ending music of a RPG fan film. I originally thought it was Blackmore's Night. No, I do not understand German. I can follow along what happens, I think.

Monday, January 16, 2012

videos for my students

In an attempt to get my students to think, listen and write. I started playing music. Then after they write some I show a video. As I tell them there is no right or wrong, if you write honestly.

cirque de solei