Christmas Wisdom

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With Christmas Day upon us, I hope the holidays bring you and your family many moments of joy, love, and bright memories.

Every year, I revisit the timeless tale of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. While the last line is the most famous, there is another one that resonates with me the most . . .

Photo by: c.b.w. 2012

May we all find laughter in our hearts this holiday season. To you and yours Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and everything in between.

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c.b.w. 2012

Just Keep Typing

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If my doctor told me I only had six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood.  I’d type a little faster.

– Isaac Asimov

My fingers know these keys entirely too well.

Sound advice as I head into the last segment of my second novel!

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c.b.w. 2012

Project Spirit Journal: Heart

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The ultimate key to life is to have a good heart.

Who knew a skunk could be so wise?

Love with all you have and the rest falls into place.

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This is the last page of Project Spirit Journal! I hope these pages have inspired creativity and a positive outlook on life.

Stay inspired!

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c.b.w. 2012

Listening to the Wall: Part 2

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Listening to the Wall is a series dedicated to showcasing pieces of student art that helped create an incarnate of the Lennon Wall  in my classroom.

This piece includes a number of fantastic quotes, but my eye always goes to the shackled hands releasing a butterfly.  To this day I wonder what “butterfly” was hiding deep inside of the girl who drew this image.

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of teaching a student who thrived on art and drawing.  I have watched him grow into an incredibly talented artist and I’m quite honored to have a few pieces of his early work.  For the Lennon Wall he chose to do something simple, but his ability to create atmosphere explodes across the page.

The bold colors of this piece totally reflect the spirit of the student who created it.  Every day, a little ball of sunshine sat in the front row of my classroom.

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For further information about the Listening to the Wall series, please visit these links:

Reconstructing the Lennon Wall

Listening to the Wall: Part 1

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c.b.w. 2012