Thursday, March 15, 2012


Teachers these days do not "teach" what they want to or what the students "need".   Instead, the goal is to cover the standards.  The STATE dictates what the teachers teach, through these standards, then the school administration gives teachers a curriculum with which to follow.  Testing is mandated, standardized and checked with even more "benchmark testing".
Can you imagine being an elementary student in today's schools....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

We are all so important

Social Networking and Cell Phones...

We all are so important now.  How many "friends" do you have...?  [ oh wait, they aren't really friends, but just connections made on the internet ]  It's a FACE book they say,  not a friends book.  I once started a face book page and then turned it off for 1 hour.  When I came back 17 people who I did not know wanted to be my friend.
R  E  A  L  L  Y?
I have to admit - I'm  really am not so that important that someone would want to call me, or mygod -  send me a  T  E  X  T....  Naw, just not that important.
But soon we will all be sitting in front of the terminals, maybe not being able to communicate verbally.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sorry for the delay ! LOL

Just can't see the point of it. Well, I do but its so much work to futz with the computer
But here it is... a winter photograph from "the root garden" which is housed on the property in Martinsville. There is also a video of the root garden @ I have added to the garden, and hopefully will add a pic or two.