Sunday, August 5, 2012

You've done what you could.

serenelysre.001 by teach.eagle
serenelysre.001, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Life is short. We do what we can each day, and often we goof. But tomorrow is another day-- make it better.

I love this message; it has guided me since I was a teen. That's a long time. :)

Live Learning

livelearningsre.001 by teach.eagle
livelearningsre.001, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

So the world is not perfect or always welcoming, but to struggle through, we must "live learning!"

Learn, Live, Forever

learnliveforeversre.001 by teach.eagle
learnliveforeversre.001, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

I love this quote. I love the idea that life is short, and if it's long -- think what we can learn and do together!

Often quoted as from Gandhi, the words are "ideas" promoted by many because the idea is universal.

Go Boldly, with kindness

goboldlysre.001 by teach.eagle
goboldlysre.001, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

This is on the door of my classroom, and on my signature. It is a way to live through adversity.

Go boldly, and scatter seeds of kindness. ~ Sheri Edwards

resilient

resilient by teach.eagle
resilient, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

It's not easy. Build support. Look forward. Take one more step...

How do you stay resilient?

Connected Educator

Connected Educator by teach.eagle
Connected Educator, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

How are you connected?

How do you learn, share, relate, connect, and improve?

It's a journey, step by step, day by day, adding knowledge and wisdom to the connected relationships growing positively throughout the world of education.

How about you?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Hidden Blues

Hidden Blues by teach.eagle
Hidden Blues, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Hidden Blues


Oh. White.
Go bright.

Oh no.

Rain pounding
Pouring, dumping,
Grey spreading
Circling, covering.

Hours passing
Never-ending
Blue hiding
Peeking, relieving.

Ah. Blue.
Thank you.

Oh yes.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Stump

Stump by mrsdkrebs
Stump, a photo by mrsdkrebs on Flickr.

If you pause
And hold so still
Barely breathe-
Yes: movement nil;

Look to the right
In ivy leaves five
Just a flash
Flash alive;

Stay still now
And look again;
Sparkles appear
In sets of ten;

If still you be
And still you stay
Fairies will dance
And in ivy play

Stepping in time
With the blink of your eye
Just wait; Just look
Once: they will fly

And you will see
Briefly: A pas de chat;
A turn of a wing
Then gone, like that.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Predator


So. I've experienced "Predator!"

Remember the show "Predator?" Although my memory may not be accurate, picture this scene:

"Walking in dense foliage, you sense the movement and rustling through the leaves is not just the breeze. You analyze the patterns, and note what seems like a slight pixelation of the bushes and branches that move and surround you, quickly dashing from underbrush to canopy in seconds, yet unseen."

Ok.

Here's my foliage:





Here's my story:

Walking the dusty dirt road, I noticed an interesting rock, at least my old eyes thought it was interesting. I stopped and took one step with my left foot off the road towards the special rock:



Just as I put my foot down, I heard, "Zing! Phlat! Zing! Phlat! Zing!"

I'd never heard a "zing" before, and I could see nothing but a directed wave of what little grass existed. My eyes tried to follow the sound, but I saw nothing until the third Zing! 



As my head turned to follow the zing, I saw a beige stripe along the vertical line of a green, pointy tail slither between the eroded rocks, into a hole to hide.



Two seconds. It happened so fast, I didn't have a thought to scream, and I'm a screamer. I stepped back quickly and held my hand to my chest, catching my breath.

I called Pooka to walk back to the car, where my husband had just arrived to jump start my van whose battery had died while I listed to an interview on Rhetoric —  a "Cresent Bay NPR Moment." 

Whew. That could have been a different moment.  Yes, there are snakes, tons of them, in our area, but I usually spot them.  I had no idea snakes could travel that fast — a predator I don't want to meet again. 



Reflect curiosity and wonder --Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness...Friday Posts after August, 2011 are part of #TFotoFriPosts from June through August, 2011 are part of the #JJAProject Group on Flickr:#JJAProject

Sunday, May 6, 2012

SuperMoon

SuperMoon

What did you see?




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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Duo




Together
Duo
Pair
The two arrive each spring
In the meadow
Weary each year
Of us
With two legs or
four wheels
So soon
They leave
Pair
Duo
Together

Geese





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Dog - wood ??

Dogwood by teach.eagle
Dogwood, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.


White petals in sun,
Panting Pooka prays for shade;
White rocks: diamonds in dirt.

Photo: Scott Hunter
Haiku: Sheri Edwards

Cross-posted at What Else?

Monday, January 23, 2012

thanks sre

thankssre by teach.eagle
thankssre, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.
Take time to thank the members of your organization for the many little and big things that make an organization great; move from great to wonderful, caring, and interesting...

For a set of 3 in pdf: http://goo.gl/EedjG

Remember: Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness...

Make the world a better place.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Life



You can make a difference. Once you learn it, you'll never be the same again.

Reflect curiosity and wonder --Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness...Friday Posts after August, 2011 are part of #TFotoFriPosts from June through August, 2011 are part of the #JJAProject Group on Flickr:#JJAProject