Birthdays and educators

I spent my birthday presenting to innovative educators. While I’m not pleased with the pick of Secretary of Education, I am thankful to have spent the day surrounded by educators innovating and making a difference.


We go to school on MLK day. It never occurred to me, until I worked at this school, that our celebration of MLK day is unusual. We give everyone the day off to do…what? Shop? Sleep? We go to school and spend the day, not in our usual classes, but in diversity workshops, celebrating thought and kindness. I wonder how many other holidays we celebrate wrong in the U.S.?

A Christmas Tradition

Despite still feeling sick and depleted, we upheld our plans to see the Nutcracker at Ballet Austin and dine at our Christmas favorite, Shady Grove. I must say – the jolly atmosphere made an improvement on our sickly states!