[New Favorite Things Friday] Caped Time Outs

Last week I left work on time one day and went to spend an hour getting my tootsies painted. The favorite thing is not painted tootsies, it’s taking the hour out of my day to sit and enjoy the time. I was able to let my thoughts wander or not wander. I stared out the…

[New Favorite Things Friday] Bright Spots

This week I am loving things that are bright, shiny, or spots of happy in a day. Crafty things and the time to play with them. Last weekend I spent some time playing with fabric. Fabric makes me happy. It’s bright, soft, and it makes things! I make things because I love the chance to…

[An Abecedary of Cape-Wearing] F is for Force

This may be one of the slowest renditions of an abecedary you’d ever heard… read… noticed…. A very brief history…. This is my Abecedary of Cape-Wearing. The topic is less about superheroes and more about the cape-wearing qualities of people who champion learning. Educational cape-wearing is why I started the blog. We wear capes, you…

[Mentor Text Monday] A Sunday Evening Sentence Search

It’s Sunday evening. I want to post a mentor text, but my brain, she be empty. I tumble through my thoughts, flip through my mental card catalogue, scroll through my Twitter feed, and… nothing. And then I remember–books! I read books, own books, and display said books in an easy-access shelving unit otherwise known as…

[New Favorite Things Friday #6] Geek Love

Today’s New Favorite Things Friday is dedicated to the geeky things I am loving. 1. Logitech’s Unifying Receiver I like external mice. I have plenty of them. I used to have to carry all of the little receivers around with me and all of my USB slots were filled with receivers. Now I have one…

An Open Letter to Louis C.K.

Dear Louis C.K., We don’t know each other, but I heard that you sent some tweets about the Common Core State Standards. More than heard about them, actually.They’re everywhere! I’m guessing you might be surprised by the response. I’m guessing that many things are being said about your tweets–hailing them, using them as leverage, attacking them. In…