I'm a day late and a dollar short, but there was one column commemorating the anniversary of 9/11 that caught me, and I thought I'd share it. Seemed to speak to me of life. It's written by a long-time columnist for The Asian Reporter, a Portland, Oregon weekly newspaper. His name is Polo, the name of the column is Talking Story in Asian America.
Here's an excerpt, see the full column by clicking on the image below:
Tim, my youngest, went back to University last week for his final year. He sent me this poem today, that he wrote for his poetry class. He told me it's a Shakespearean sonnet (4 quatrains and a couplet at the end). Good thing he mentioned that, as I wouldn't have known :)
"Words I Never Said"
Staring through this window pane,
in a corner of the room.
In this scheduled monotony of life,
all I see is you.
that sleek hourglass body,
I created a FB account a few years ago, but never got into it. My daughter bugged me to get back on so we could play scrabble. I like to play scrabble with Adele in person, but boy, is it slow online! After about three turns she told me, so the idea mom is to get several games going, so when you get online you always have a turn to play. Ohhhh.
It's fun, low commitment, and I just put my scrabble game on my toolbar so I don't really have to sign into FB to take my…Continue
The songs used in the slide show are from the correct species of whale, but are not the exact recordings that were used to create the wavelets. This was the best I could do with the materials I could find! What is interesting to me is that every recording will produce a different picture... I wonder what a wavelet of my voice would look like?
Cute New Year's Resolution generator : )
Is anyone making New Year resolutions with their class?
Kwakwaka'wakw dancers in British Columbia wear special masks that demonstrate their ancestors' ability to transform from human form to animal spirit. Worn during potlatches, feasts, ceremonies, and social gatherings, transformation masks are elaborately created with hinges and strings that enable the masked dancer to emerge as one being and… Continue