Monday, September 1, 2014

school starts tomorrow



Heading into American History.....


“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery




"The Boyhood of Sir Walter Raleigh" by Millais


Choir starts too for my daughter and of course, I get a call at 6:00 to monitor the lobby  tomorrow . All month. hump..... I would like to be 
in that painting.  I will be gone all day. Somewhere along the way, I do 
believe a Starbucks might be necessary. 



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What you find on a piece of paper?


I haven't read by Tim O'Brien:   The Things They Carried
yet I am going through some papers in a bag I carried
to my class last year. 

Here are a few of the places to visit on a piece of paper:

The Ragged Cot ( pub and rooms) in England
Gloustershire


If you are planning a trip, read this from The Guardian.
If you are not planning a trip, read it anyways. It will lift your heart to England. 

Quintessentially English: a shop and online for organic handmade beauty products. 




Another  name no longer exists  as a blogger or artist from my piece of paper.
Isn't it amazing I can hold onto a small piece of paper thinking it has important
information on it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

all the world's a stage






Getting ready for 16 students ( 2 missing so 18 ... our top number like this PNEU school
in Cambridge) are coming tonight with snacks and a play : As You Like It.


A musical comedy by the Bard: more songs than any other play. Thinking of Much Ado about Nothing  with its songs.  Thankfully, I have many musicians in the tutorial. 





Looking up performances:

Helen Mire, who I just saw in 100 Foot Journey, played Rosalind in 1978.

Lawrence Olivier played Orlando in his first Shakespeare performance: 1936

Kenneth Branagh, my favorite Shakespeare actor, directed a performance set in Japan?
2006. Kevin Kline got an award for his performance as Jacques. 











Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Prettys



It was and still is such a pretty day. A pretty Monday!


Pretty things: 
















Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Catching Days


IMG_1789“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.”
Annie Dillard from The Writing Life

New  blog to read : Catching Days
and she is reading through all of Shakespeare's plays, 38 in the order he wrote them!
Plus she interviews authors to see how they spend their days. Good tips on writing from 
a student of Annie Dillard: here.


12 plays read / 26 to go