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Inner Space

A child and adolescent curriculum writer devoted to the exploration of inner, and individually driven spirituality that strengthens world wide inclusivity. My curriculum comes from Life's inner story. This is a record of my Life's inner space.

Queen Maya Angelou

Happy birthday dear one.

I hope that we continue to learn from you and live sincerely, kindly, authentically and fiercely.

“Words are things, I am convinced

You must be careful, careful about the words you use

Or the words you allow to be used in your house

In the Old Testament we are told in Genesis

That in the beginning was the Word

And the Word was God and the Word was with God

That’s in Genesis

Words are things

You must be careful

Careful about calling people out of their names

Using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives

And all that ignorance

Don’t do that

Someday we’ll be able to measure the power of words

I think they are things

I think they get on the walls, they get in your wallpaper, they get in your rugs

In your upholstery, in your clothes and finally…

Into you”

The Exploring.

Today Gavin and I went to watch some court cases in Jefferson County. Gavin is interested in law, particularly immigration and international, so we wanted to do some exploring, starting with district attorneys and county attorneys. Not as prestigious as his hopes of working in Canada, but you gotta start some place 😉🧐

The Gender Reveal.

I’m getting this question a lot. Gender reveal party? Will you find out the gender? Can we do a party? Do you want to know the sex? While generally speaking I have a very clear position on this, I am also quite understanding that others may not share that view. Well given the joy and wonder of hormones……. my position, my feelings and my emotion on “gender reveal” parties are amplified- immensely. 14 years ago this idea was first presented to me while carrying my son, and when I heard about it, and a friend offered to do it, I remember my exact words- Jesus! No!

No I will not have a gender reveal party.

The thought of a pink and blue cake makes me throw up in my mouth (hormones are speaking up) and makes my entire body quiver with anticipation for change, humanity and humility. As for finding out…. We aren’t sure. Initially I was very much wanting to wait, but now….. as the days move with an unbearable slowness toward October… I am eager (almost manic) to find out anything I can about this little life I’m spending every moment with. So…. as I enter the second trimester… all I have to say is.. we shall see!

Am I anti lace? Am I pro neutral? Against pink and blue?

No.

I am for a world where color is color, lace is lace, trucks are trucks, sports are sports, eye shadow is eye shadow, heels are heels and

you are you.

What is it?

It’s a person.

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Inspiring Art

Cling wrap canvas in the classroom.

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A poem and something I heard.

A poem by Jean Willis

When I listen to a child, I hear:

When children get to explore, they learn. When children look far beyond their grades, and into the depth of some person, place, or thing, they are on the honor roll.

When a child feels they have plenty of time to get to where they want to be, they get to know who they are, and they end up where they need.

When a child knows there are paths to their destination that have never before been paved, getting there is natural joy. The hardest parts give exhilarating stress, and every step is one from the heart, instead of a cheat sheet.

When a child can sit comfortably in failure, they are able to see things that are impossible to find anywhere else.

When a child is seen as a whole person, that child is truly seen.

Pete the Cat and a new dimension….

I know I can’t be the only teacher with a class of avid Pete the Cat fans. Does this book ever get old? Evidence points to no. However, this book can be made anew all the time! I am so excited for our little people to explore this book on another dimension- the play dough dimension!

Howard Thurman – Weekly Wisdom by Joshua Reeves

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