Today always gives me an excuse to talk about how much I dislike the R word. It bums me out that the stigma of this word is continuously brushed off because it is so ingrained into our every day language. I don’t need to hear a diatribe about the semantics. Language does have power and it does shape culture. I choose not to use the R word not because it is politically correct, but because I respect the students I teach, their families and all others who know someone with/or have an intellectual disability.
I’m such a sucker for a good mash up. This one of Stevie Wonder and The Clash is pretty damn good.
People complaining about Gravity winning best VFX, saying “It’s just space” clearly don’t know how hard that actually is. They had to create techniques and rigs that did not exist before Gravity. It’s an innovative film in the technical aspect and very much deserves all the awards it gets.
Karen O at the 86th Academy Awards (March 2, 2014)
Holy dream dress! Beautiful.
…..because meat is not the only source of protein.
Katharine Hepburn, conversation with Bryn Mawr seniors in 1973
I got an excellent evaluation review from my principal who told me she can’t believe I’m only a first year teacher and now I actually have time to work on built up paperwork. Ryan Adam’s Heartbreaker will forever and always be the perfect soundtrack for this.