Emojipedia

I feel numb, born with a weak heart I guess I must be having fun The less we say about it the better David Byrne, The Talking Heads – from This Must Be The Place Are you as surprised as I that the Emojipedia exists? It promises to deliver, if one subscribes, the latest in…

Exams

A sailor’s wife had chestnuts in her lap, And munch’d, and munch’d, and munch’d:– Macbeth, I, iii So the students could either give a short talk for their final exam or do two quizzes and some self-assessment.  They overwhelmingly opted not to talk, and those that chose to give talks did quite well, and surprisingly,…

Enveloping

Look back on Time with Kindly Eyes He doubtless did his best. from The Envelope Poems [a concept attached to some of the writings of Emily Dickinson] Last week, without forewarning, without clues, without eavesdropping, the weather changed and no one needed a jacket, there were no sweaters. Students wore shorts, teachers wore shells. It…

Leave-taking Ceremony

Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind; Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave. Edna St. Vincent Millay, from Dirge Without Music I’ve misappropriated St. Vincent Millay’s words here. I hope she wouldn’t mind. Before heading to London I witnessed the Leave-taking Ceremony, a tradition throughout Hungary.  Seniors – before taking…

Density + (2*lack of information)=?

I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know? Ernest Hemingway At school the energy levels have shifted to panic (over various exams), complete boredom for those who aren’t in bilingual programs and are just satisfying some type of requirement, to attempts at sleeping during class due to…