Friday, September 14, 2012

warmly suggest citizen

one helluva tattoo

The desire to get married, which - I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women - is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge - which is to be single again. Nora Ephron 

A geriatric list of reasons to keep the arts in schools.  Too late, it's mostly been eliminated, or reduced to being completely ineffectual and taught by volunteers, not certifiable art teachers.  Oh, that would be me.  I MEAN 'certified' art teachers, and that would also be me.
'Ten Lessons the Arts Teach' by Elliot Eisner

The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.

The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.

The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.

The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.

The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor number exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.

The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties.

The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.

The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.

The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.

The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.


 You're ready to build on a project you already started, yet you still must be careful about initiating action on something entirely new. Acting impulsively seems like a good idea until it lands you into trouble. You are more easily distracted now, so concentrate on what is most important, rather than what's the most fun. Pleasure will come and go. Taking care of business, however, has enduring results. Horrors

Got a couple of yummy treats today, here goes!  This is guaranteed to put you on that diet you've been meaning to start.

 Chase off unwanted guests with a snake-cake.  Believe me, nobody will hang around for the cutting.

 An edible salami and cauliflower human profile:  don't think cutting is involved, but a nice onion dip would be a good touch.  And some crackers.

Anatomically correct macaroons.  Yummy.  With some espresso.

Isn't it strange how these guys have so much gotten older while I haven't?

1 comment :

Terry Grant said...

Saw the Stones in concert a couple years ago. They look old, but sound great and Mick still struts like a young guy. He is in constant motion. I'm sure lesser men would stroke out after the third song.