Sunday, December 7, 2008

Part Three, and First Snow

I'm reading the most unexpectedly satisfying book. I think it's the first time I've read something that could be described as academic and heady that also left me with a palpable sense of optimism and, frankly, soulfulness. I don't even like to hear myself write things like that, but it's undeniable. It's Daniel Greenberg and Russell Ackoff's book about why schools and education aren't working. And what we're not thinking about when we try to make them better. Maybe it's just that I don't mind this kind of writing when it's about something I think about a lot, or maybe it's that a big part of what they're saying has to do with art, and how we've all got it in us even though we spend most of our time on other things. Either way, I can't believe I'm reading it so fast, and I very much enjoyed the combination of it and the little bit of snow we're getting this morning. I almost forgot to worry about how it took until December 7th for the white stuff to start falling.

Oh, and I was supposed to post this photo several days ago. Michele says it seems less believable because it's not taken at home, and it's even harder to believe that I'd iron in a public area than in the privacy of my own home, but this was before our performance in New Haven. I'm sure you'll find it easier to believe that I was ironing costumes than my own clothing.

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