Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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Wednesday Wanderings

I've found this series about the daily rituals of artists, philosophers, writers, musicians, and other creative minds to be fascinating. There is no "one true way" to help your creative juices flow, but it's interesting to see how others did it; who knows, maybe one of their habits will click with you!

Here's another article detailing creative rituals of famous writers! Who do you think this quote was for? "He would go into the study in the morning for a hearty breakfast and stay there until dinner at about 5:00. Since he skipped lunch, and since his family would not venture near the study - they would blow a horn if they needed him - he could usually work uninterruptedly for several hours..."

Everyone tells mothers to enjoy every single second of their children's lives. "They grow up so fast, it happens in the blink of an eye!" Well, I can't enjoy every minute, especially when Harmony is throwing one of her colossal tantrums. This author says that you don't have to "carpe diem" all the time.

Did I already post that article somewhere? Hmmm... forgetfulness...

Disney is such a controversial topic in the Mommy War zone. Chris and I have some fairly strong views on Disney already, but a new show on the Disney network called "Jessie" has convinced us that our children at the very least will not be watching that channel!

In this digital age of online EVERYTHING, most people have probably given up keeping a pen-and-paper journal of their life's events, thoughts, and questions. But are there still good reasons to write in a diary? One author thinks so!

Can you tell the difference between phrases from the King James version of the Bible and Shakespeare? You might think this is a piece of cake... and then you might be surprised at the answers! I got a few phrases mixed up, yes. It was trickier than I thought.

Lately, my own students have been talking a lot about what they personally think of school exams and tests at the end of the year. They have no idea that I'm interested in studying education, so it's not like I'm encouraging them to speak! It is a topic naturally on their minds as they approach the end of the school year. I've been fascinated to hear their own thoughts about school.