365 Days of Earrings

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Collage of my NYC day

A collage of my day:

The weekend reunion of the Reading and Writing Project, including a session with Lucy Calkins. Thousands, if not tens of thousands, of teachers descend on Columbia Teachers College for a day. Inspiration, sound philosophical underpinnings and research, and great concrete ideas for teachers. Many pages of notes!

The exhibit at the Whitney Museum of the works of Edward Hopper and his contemporaries.

A sake bottle from Joe's Shanghai restaurant where we ate dumplings, squid, turnip pastries, and scallion pancakes. Yum.

And my Beads for Life earrings, bought at a Fair Trade store in Harpers Ferry--paper beads rolled by women in Uganda who are learning skills needed to start their own micro-industries in their home villages.

My collage does not include our miles of walking. Brisk miles through the chilly final Saturday of winter. And now a choice awaits: the firm or the soft hotel pillow to rest my weary head.

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