Three Baas Full

Saturday, June 28, 2008

On the Beach

We are having a great time in Hampstead, NC and loving Topsail Beach.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

To Russia with Love

This is a long overdue update on the FINALLY finished lace shawl. I not only finished it, but it got sent to Russia as a gift for Valeria's mom. GB stayed with them in St. Petersburg last summer.

Saturday, June 07, 2008


I have never tried embedding a video before, but this one definitely seems to be worth the try. Teaching is incredibly demanding, frustrating, and rewarding. The two teachers featured in these clips voice both the hopes and difficulties of the job. I particularly relate to the woman, since she teaches middle school English, like me. Having 140 to 150 students for English class and then another 25 - 28 for a reading class is totally overwhelming, and yet -- those class sizes are actually better than many teachers have.

This is the accompanying news story. I hope the documentary does get produced and that it does represent the realities of teaching.