Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More Hopscotch


h/t JS of A2 - photo from jweise


Congratulations Em!

World famous Team Two brings the honors home from the County Envirothon:

h/t bam


Monday, May 25, 2009

In Memory of Trevor

Thinking today of all the veterans in our family - Dad, both Grandfathers, Uncle Don, Uncle Jim.

Thinking we ought to have Mother's cousin Trevor Endsley still here, telling jokes and enjoying life. But his plane went down in WWII. I hope we will always count the cost before sending young people off to war.


photo by mountainbread

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hopscotch - Lessons Learned

Taught the neighborhood kids how to play hopscotch - of course they caught on right away!

We didnt get as far as how to throw your small stone onto a particular number. They just followed me on the 1, 2-3, 4, 5-6, 7, 8-9 10 with great glee. I left them streaming across the colored chalk grid.

They were so enchanted I didnt have the heart to explain to them they were "supposed" to turn around and go backwards also and they "should" use small stones.

We all won this game.


photo by lincolnblues

Beautiful Guitar Work

Tommy Emmanuel / J.Shimabukuro: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

So beautiful - and you can see in their faces, they know they've got something good here.

h/t Tom F.


The College Search

Good times. Remembering long hours thinking about my children's future.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Three Trillion Dollars Later

Three trillion dollars later, what do we have to show for it?


Friday, May 22, 2009

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away...

The universe is so beautiful.

Sombrero Galaxy - Hubble photograph

The Game of Monopoly, Revised

BillShrinkGuy has a hilarious interpretation of Monopoly, upgraded for modern times [click link to see it large]:

h/t kamd

crossposted at firedoglake oxdown 8 may 2009