Saturday, January 17, 2009

Instant Replay

Same Old Same Cold

Don't even ask. No riding. My face nearly froze when I was feeding this morning. I had soaked the Boys' pellets in hot water and Toby, for one, really seemed to enjoy breakfast. I think he even went in to lick Tucker's tub.

I think Stacie's lesson with Patrice on the mare is the end of this week. She is definitely mulling it over, so we'll see. I may have another chance on Monday to see th horse across the woods.

Today was another lost cause as this frigid weather is just hanging on. I picked up my contact lenses this morning, went to the chiropractor, did some shopping, came home, hung out, fed the Boys and then headed to a Human Rights Celebration to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King.

This was sponsored by the New Jersey Education Association and my friend invited me. There were speeches--some too long-- a performance by the NJState Jazz chorus (an excellent group of high school kids singing jazz songs and doing a super job of it), a young man presenting Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech--another excellent job, dinner, and then a speech by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson--a renowned radio personality and Baptist preacher. Dyson was dynamic and entertaining, so it was really worth the time to listen.

The trouble was, the program started at 2 PM (although I didn't get there until 4 PM) and didn't finish up until well after 8 PM. A bit too much, I fear.

But, one of the repeated pleasures was enjoying the excitement of Tuesday's upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States. There is such a sense of new hope and anticipation. I plan on having my classroom TV monitor on most of the day tuned to live coverage of the ceremonies. I just hope my students can appreciate the historic importance of the event.


  1. I bet the kids do. I can't remember what percent of the young vote Obama got but I feel confident that he got the majority of it. And these high school kids are only a few years away from voting. I have the very proud memory of getting my mother's ballot for her as she was too ill at that point to go anywhere to vote. So it's even more special to me than it would have been. For years I have been saying, "Yes I am an American but I didn't vote for Bush, not even the first time". I am so excited!


  2. i think they will remember and take note, jean! it's one of those defining moments, which may be press hyperbole, but justified in this case!

    i see your government is warning people about frostbite and such ... so keep warm!

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