Their bankrupt estate
sold to a former servant.
Nobles down, surfs up.
David M. Bader, Haiku U.
May you all have a safe and happy:
Walk on Your Wild Side Day
Equal Pay Day: 15 (for those who don't know,
on this day women's wages reach what men earned by the end of the previous year.)
International Moment of Laughter Day: 16
International Stress Awareness Day: 16
National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day: 16
Blah! Blah! Blah! Day: 17
Some other April celebrations you may be looking forward to!
National Library Week: 12-18; Egg Salad Week: 13-19; National Wildlife Week: 18-26; National Crime Victims Rights Week: 19-25; National Karaoke Week: 19-25; National Volunteer Week: 19-25; Sky Awareness Week: 19-25; Cowboy Poetry Week: 20-26; International Whistler's Week: 22-26
All That is Gold Does Not Glitter
- JRR Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
(You will, of course, remember
that this was actually written by Bilbo, about Aragorn.
And the book is _______________?)
I Meant To Do My Work Today
- Richard Le Gallienne
I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand--
So what could I do but laugh and go?
Living in the State of
“Provides an overview of the issues surrounding assistive technology by using vignettes to describe those who use assistive devices and those who tried and abandoned them.”
I have been looking for information to help with, what I have learned is a fairly common phenomenon, students refusing to use the assistive devices that will help them, because 'normal' people will see. One of my students actually said, "It's better to be stupid, than different." My student population is at risk if they are not able to take advantage of all that is available to them, and this is the first book I've seen that comes from their point of view. After hearing my middle schoolers say that we don't understand, I have started trying to see more from their perspectives.
The Magnifying Glass Pro utility is a virtual magnifier that enables you to enlarge (magnify) text and graphics as they are displayed on your computer monitor or attached television screen, or projected onto a larger media during a presentation (e.g., using an application such as PowerPoint). As you pass your mouse cursor over a section of the viewing area, the display is magnified making it instantly more readable and accessible. In addition, you can apply a variety of visual effects and enhancements to that display. Magnifying Glass Pro is modestly priced at $24.95.
The links for both of these are to the left as well
On the Lawn
- Good Egg
A lone Crocus on a vast sea of green,
dotting the sod like an exclamation
- Independence Forever
A time to rejuice your batteries
eat a lot and clog up the arteries
celebrate with a little for a change
now you are out of school work's range
rejoice, you have a week to rest
you can now sleep at your best
but don't get lazy, do a little hard work now
show everyone that you still know how
have some fun in the soft soothing sun
you'll be sad when the week is done
but till then be happy, never despair again
remember schoolwork to you is foreign
i wish you the happiest of spring breaks
have some fun, no matter what it takes