Got Plans

The the best-laid ones, well, you know. They don’t always follow the script. I had plans for another post topic this morning (yes a rare-these-days premeditated bit) but was overcome by events. Again. And in the process of doing the first thing so that the second could happen, I found one of not many audio […]

Call of the Raven

…and it is not “nevermore” but so much more. They have quite a lot to say. [su_box title=”Got Ravens?” style=”soft” box_color=”#e8d3a9″ title_color=”#235529″]QUESTION: Are you hearing ravens where you live? I’m especially interested to know about other places in Floyd County where these birds may be year-round residences. [/su_box] Their call is the distant throaty croaking […]

Kids, Classrooms and Creativity: It IS Possible

Image by fred1st via Flickr It isn’t easy in these days of SOLs to stimulate the creative energies of school children. But it does happen. This essay, broadcast at WVTF in April 2010, describes three opportunities I had in 2009 to see school kids encouraged and supported by their teachers to operate outside rote learning […]