was NOT my favorite subject when I was in elementary
school. It was such a struggle trying to remember all those
times tables, the numbers seemed to fall right out of my head.
So here's a way to make practicing multiplication fun... build
a tall tower!
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Hello and Hello!
certain parts of the world there are Living National Treasures.
In Japan they are are given the title Ningen Kokuho,
masters of crafts that are in danger of being lost. Australia
has living human treasures too, as does France, South Korea,
Thailand and the Philippines. These artisans pass on their knowledge
to the next generation so that it is not lost.
been extremely fortunate to be able to study with my friend
Bob Singer who was an animator for Hanna Barbara for forty years.
Every week I spend a blissful morning at his house watching
him draw, marveling as his pencil flies over the paper. His
wife, Harriet brings us peach iced tea and sugar cookies. I
bring whatever I've been working on for the week and Bob puts
it on his light table and shows me how to drop a shoulder or
pull a fold of fabric to make the picture come to life.
thinking about this a lot lately. Is there something special
that you know how to do that you could share with a friend?
Is there someone that you know that has a skill that you could
learn? I encourage you to do just that, share and learn. There
is treasure everywhere.
terque quaterque beatum”
are three or four times blessed.
previews of next month's Halloween toys and read about all the
drama and delight of suburban life.
greatest classrooms of this nation or any nation are not in
any school or university. They're around the dinner tables in
~ Richard Berendzen
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