I love this post about one of the inspirational people of our time - it reminds me a lot of why I want to still be a classroom teacher. Why do I love it? This is all about the joys and frustration of ‘teaching’ - the student you would love to have in your class but struggle to help him get credits and always having to defend him against the ‘management/admin’ side of things! Bring them on - I want classes full of these dudes to keep inspiring and challenging me!
I just won this book from the Sunday Star Times. It was a promotion for the new TV programme on TVNZ6 called 'The Good Word' that screens on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8.30 pm. I am looking forward to finishing some piles of work before putting my feet up for a great read.
I am thankful for knowing Laura who blogs here about the things she appreciates and is doing (which are FANTASTIC) in her life, and who every so often makes me stop and think about what I am thankful for and what I am doing to be appreciative of others in my life too.
Today I am happy that my parents are both alive and well and in their 80's living independently around the corner from me in a gorgeous spot called Ocean Shores village; I am also really happy that last night we had a really good race on Windsheer - thanks to Freddie, Rosie, Tony and Baz who are not only crew but also wonderful friends; and very thankful that tonight I get to go out on another yacht race - this time on Duchess Matilda with Mike and Daphne, thanks everyone - especially my Rob for making all that happen. Above all I am daily thankful that my sons and daughter and well and happy and going in the directions they have chosen for their lives.
While at sea over the last 3 weeks I have had the opportunity to study an amazing organism, one to be truthful that I had never given much thought to in the past - moon jelly's rock - I will be adding to this in the future but for starters this link is pretty cool!
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