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My grandfather marched to Selma with Dr King. I'm glad and proud that he did, and I also wish things were better now than they are.
Wow. What a legacy! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Does he have photos? - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Not that I know of. He just sent us a slightly abridged transcript of a long letter he wrote to his parents just after having completed the march. It ends "I was ashamed for America on Tuesday, ashamed that it was necessary to march in protest against police brutality and on behalf of civil rights. But frightening as it was, there is no place on God’s green earth that I would have traded for the privilege of being in the march in Selma, Alabama." - lris
That is fantastic! Again, what a legacy! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Has he seen the movie? - MoTO: #TeamMarina
That is something to be proud of. - Eric - ill subliminal
Also, things are better than they were. What's frustrating is that our culture can't seem to recognize that we have so far to go. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Or that it's so important to our maturation and survival. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I don't know if he's seen the movie. And your last comment reminds me of another passage in Papa's letter where he talks about realizing that there is "profound sense" to the statement that "the Negro will give America back her soul" (in 1960s language) because of the way people were talking about why they were involved in the march. I think he was talking about exactly that maturation and survival. - lris
Wow. what an incredible connection. - laura x from iPhone
RT @sbartner: How people ignored each other before smartphones.
RT @sbartner: How people ignored each other before smartphones.
C to the A to the J..Hey!
I briefly considered making a daily....err, fairly regular...vlog about being the husband of a scrapbooker/paper crafter/online instructor. Alas, I fear it would only degenerate into whining and bitching which would solve nothing. But man...I have so many things to say about glitter and how it's the herpes of crafting. Oh, yeah...bitchy. :)
I feel your pain. I have even found glitter on a plate of food. In the vents of my laptop. In my briefcase. On my clothes. On my face. On the carpet. On the coffee table. In the sink. - Stephan from iPhone
The Other Yvonne
The pitchforks that come out for certain learning objectives in the Common Core curricula (in math, specifically) is so much misdirected frustration. The big picture is this: public education as a common good institution has been neglected and eroded on so many levels...
So let's not fret over the which is the best moisturizer cream while multi-organ failure is threatening. - Micah from FFHound!
Hmm, it's possible you saw different things from what I saw today, but if we're talking about that math homework then I think there was a reaction to the obvious miscommunication between teacher and student rather than to a learning objective. - lris
I am ill-informed on the common core, so I tend not to comment about it. But "So let's not fret over the which is the best moisturizer cream while multi-organ failure is threatening," is pretty belittling and condescending, don't you think? You don't think parents should have opinions on the *core*of their child's education? - Steele Lawman
Posting on this subject is all about the pedagogical opinion of people, especially parents, and exploring how that opinion is formed. My medical analogy was not against the practical day-to-day of parents helping their kids with homework *itself*. It's a critique of attacking the teaching tool just because it's different. - Micah
There's a whole movement (google 'anti-common core'), which is fine, let the serious, cogent arguments against be aired and debated. But I've seen this bandwagon effect where people hitch themselves to the anti-core moment not based on the merits, but because it's a convenient place to channel their frustrations. - Micah
This one arithmetic strategy question posted to imgur, could it be less vague? Sure. I've had more than my fair share of hair-pulling grievances with the clarity of last year's Grade 1 math worksheets my son kept bringing home. Partly because I had to grok a learning design I hadn't encountered in my elementary schooling. Also in part because on occasion we were missing some sheet with... more... - Micah
So anyway, yeah, can of worms opened. My bad. - Micah
As a parent who's had to deal with Common Core for years, this is not just "attacking the teaching tool just because it's different". It's nearly impossible to help them with their loads of homework because we aren't taught the ways to help. This is even with monthly meetings, weekly meetings in the Parent Center and side meetings with teachers. But my biggest annoyance is that I *have*... more... - Anika
Common core as stalking horse for a entire charter school agenda For profit schools to do for education what for profit prisons did for rehabilitation - WarLord
Anika, I'm with you on homework load (overload). I should have mentioned off the top, but I'm no cheerleader for how Common Core is being implemented; for one, I haven't done enough research to give an solid, overall appraisal. My focus so far has been on the bad rap that certain teaching methodologies (abstracting math in particular ways) that happen to be included in CC are getting. - Micah
Merry Christmas everyone! ;-)
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Merry Christmas :) - Eivind
Merry Christmas. Amira! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous Christmas tree again. :-) - Maitani
Merry Christmas :) - jose manuel
Thank you! Merry Christmas Eivind, Maitani and Jose! :-) - Amira
Merry Christmas, Amira :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Merry Christmas, Sepi! :-) - Amira
bellissimo, issimo - obe
Pretty LaBelle
If I win the Powerball drawing, the first thing I'm doing is buying FF back from Facebook.
I for one would welcome our new Megamind Ratchet Overlady - Pete
Damn straight. - Micah from FFHound!
Mo Kargas
+13kg heavier than this time last year and it's not muscle. I'll fight this fight all my life it seems
Kindred. Genetic base? I know mine is. Low carb is the only way for me. - Janet from FFHound!
Pretty sure it's carbs - Mo Kargas
Pretty LaBelle
All my homework is done. *twerks*
Whoo! Just discovered my job actually has MLK Day as an official holiday! Yay for unexpected day off!
Oddly enough our schools are still open though. - rönin
holly #ravingfangirl
this has been such a fun ride. more #TheLibrarians please!
Iván Abrego
"Enchanting European Landscapes Inspired by Brothers Grimm Folk Tales Photographed by Kilian Schönberger"
"Enchanting European Landscapes Inspired by Brothers Grimm Folk Tales Photographed by Kilian Schönberger"
C to the A to the J..Hey!
This was going to be a #SaturdayFF but seemed more like a Confession. (Plus it's now Sunday.) I'm terrible at relationships. And I don't only mean the romantic kind. I've never felt like I was able to be a good friend. I feel I'm overly self-centered as I sometimes have a "sucks to be you" instead of "how can I help" response...cont. people who want or may need my support. I'm terribly non-empathic and realize I just don't know how to respond to folks going through bad times. "Hugs" and "Thinking of you" just seem like words and I don't know how that could be supportive. - C to the A to the J..Hey!
I mean, I'm not a complete jerk. (At least I hope not.) I just don't know how to connect, or better yet, convey to people that I do have concern and caring for them. At least without feeling like I'm only spouting off platitudes instead of more substantial support. - C to the A to the J..Hey!
Having met you in person, I would say that you are not a complete jerk. In fact, you have approximately zero percent jerkiness going on. So there. - Jim #teamFFrank
at 41 I know I'm still learning at how to be good - or even ok - at all kinds of relationships. I have used very similar words to what yours about myself, especially the feeling of spouting off platitudes. And yet, I'm getting better at it and it's coming more easily, even if it doesn't feel natural yet. And yet, after the last year, I'm realizing that sometimes just knowing someone is there helps tremendously, even if there's nothing they can do. - ellbeecee
Thanks, Jim. People outside your head tend to have a better viewpoint. :) - C to the A to the J..Hey!
ellbeecee, I guess all we can do is try and perhaps the effort is thing that matters. I don't think we need to know for sure it helps, we just need to know for sure we're trying. :D - C to the A to the J..Hey!
This is belated, but Jim writes truth. There was no jerkiness in sight! - Larua Boats from Android
I totally understand the reluctance to offer, "hugs" or other words on social media, for fear they have such little meaning when not delivered in person. I often choose no response over one that I fear is empty. And then in person, it's not easy to say words of support either (although I'm capable of giving a real hug). - Laura Norvig
Pretty LaBelle
Good morning creators. What will you create today? #fb
Hopefully a little order out of the chaos that is my house. - Larua Boats from Android
Me too, my little LAMB. Me too But first, brunch. - Pretty LaBelle
Excellent plan. :) - Larua Boats from Android
Pretty LaBelle
Heroin = the drug. Heroine = your female hero.
In Film Noir, your heroine is your heroin. - Brian Johns
In Harry Potter, Hermione is your heroine (I think; I don't know for sure, since I've never paid any attention to Harry Potter) - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Shooting either is illegal. - Steele Lawman from Android
Lmaooo. I love y'all. - Pretty LaBelle
Pretty LaBelle
OK, not just on Wednesdays
OK, not just on Wednesdays
Todd Hoff
31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed -
31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed
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"Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world. He recently came across one of his biggest finds so far: 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II. Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor)." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
What a great idea, the Rescued Film Project, it's like treasure hunting - Todd Hoff
Andrew C (✔)
RT @jonnygeller: Thriller Pitch in Three Texts
RT @jonnygeller: Thriller Pitch in Three Texts
So, news: I'm now the TV editor for FreakSugar. :)
I've never been an editor before. :) - Jed from iPhone
Rock on! - Corinne L
Yay! - Yolanda
Congrats! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I've been saying that FreakSugar has been lacking representation in the transvestite community for such a long time. This is welcome news. - Mark H
@Mark H - :) - Jed from iPhone
Thanks everyone! - Jed from iPhone
Congratulations! - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congratulations, Jed! - Stephan from iPhone
\o/ Congrats! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Woo-hoo! - bentley
Congratulations! - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks, everyone! I'm pretty pumped! - Jed from iPhone
woot and congrats! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Laura Norvig
#saturdayff sparked by Stephen F-ing Mack's. Growing up we had a housekeeper come in a few days a week, but my mom still did a lot of ironing. The laundry room was in the basement and I liked to sit down there with her and look at books while she ironed. I sat there and asked about every word: "what does c - a- t spell?"
Then one day at breakfast she said she was very surprised as I rattled off everything on the cereal box. - Laura Norvig
When I got to Kindergarten, I was one of the only ones who could read. I was called upon to read to the whole class, which both enthralled and terrified me. - Laura Norvig
I distinctly remember that the book I read was both about a cat and shaped like a cat. - Laura Norvig
neat! - Marie
Awesome - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Steven Perez
Earliest childhood memory: a house party in Chicago in the 70s; not sure if it was our house or someone else's, but I remember the walls were green. Loud music from the stereo, a lot of tall people, and a pretty redhead in a yellow dress who thought I was cute. #SaturdayFF
Steven Perez
Busy bunneh this morning. Woke up early, went for a walk, and am now baking some beer bread. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good evening. - John (bird whisperer)
Good evening, John. :) - Steven Perez
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Adventures in pet sitting... I believe I may be in danger.
Adventures in pet sitting... I believe I may be in danger.
do not use Amazin Cat Laser to kill the President. - RepoRat
There is no danger of me being able to harness laser kitty for good or evil. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
By the end of my visit she was back in my lap purring away just like the old days when we lived together. Of course, that was after she ghost stalked me from behind the curtains. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
#SaturdayFF The most angry my dad has been with me was a half day in middle school when I went downtown for lunch "without permission." It was winter so I got chewed out about how I could have been frozen in a ditch somewhere.
BTW, I asked if I could go to McDonalds the day before. Going downtown for lunch was the cool thing to do on half days. - Heather
I remember those days in middle school! Walking to fast-food restaurants was the business on minimum days. Not so much fun now. >_> lol. Also, if that was the reason your dad was at his angriest with you, I'd say you were a pretty great kid. :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
We used to walk to the pizza place in elementary school which was half a block away but sooo not allowed. - Laura Norvig
Anna, my dad earned an easy kid after my 2 half-siblings. My school was across downtown, so getting lunch was kind of on the way home but took a while. He got home in the afternoon so he was expecting me to be there already. - Heather
California measles outbreak expands to 51 cases; more likely
California measles outbreak expands to 51 cases; more likely
Mark H
I've seen a couple of #SaturdayFF posts on similar subjects tonight so...
My parents bought a set of encyclopedias when I was born - the Merit Students Encyclopedia - and I have strong memories of using them extensively growing up to simply learn things, read for the sake of reading, or helping with schoolwork. I'm pretty certain with hindsight that because they were an American publication they were not on the radar of most of my teachers which is why a lot of my homework that copied whole sections was marked highly. - Mark H
My mum and dad also bought a book of 365 stories/poems to read at night. I can remember seeing my mum or dad reading to me from the book for a few years in a row and I can remember the book itself - a large, thick book with a pale purple, textured cover - but I can't remember any of the stories. - Mark H
~Courtney F
Deniz Eda Goze
Geceme biraz pop art katayım dedim / I thought I'd add some pop art to my night. #makeup #mua #makyaj
Geceme biraz pop art katayım dedim / I thought I'd add some pop art to my night. #makeup #mua #makyaj…
Fantastic! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
OYYYHHHŞŞŞ - bekçibekir
Made my first (semi) steps using only one crutch today. Felt so good!
It's disturbing when your two-year old runs between your legs, murmuring "out of the way, slow poke!" (sort of). :-) - Stephan
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