Do you see this blue sky? It’s 5pm and the remains of the day are still vivid and azure-washed.
Sunshine: I sat for 15 minutes in the sunshine at the library, the first extended period of sunshine I’ve had in weeks. I felt like a limp hibernating stalk coming back to life.
Technology: I got a facebook message from AP photographer Gurinder Osan–it makes me incredibly happy to imagine him sipping morning chai somewhere in the Himalayas, sending me a message at 2 am Pacific Time.
Learning theory: Teaching as a Subversive Activity caught my eye recently. “Good learners are not usually fearful of being wrong. They recognize their limitations and suffer no trauma in concluding that what they believe is apparently not so. In other words, they can change their minds. Changing the character of their minds is what good learners are most interested in doing” (32).
Homemade yogurt adventures: I’m on my seventh batch from the starter culture of Fage plain, still going strong. So far, I’ve made yogurt cheese (I think I’ve perfected the technique of straining yogurt now), ranch dip, ranch dressing, honey mango yogurt, gogurts, and honey greek yogurt. Plus, fresh yogurt smells like brand-new babies (cue K. gagging), but still, I find it an endlessly creative medium.