Sweet Waffle Kohn for Best FB Status Update

18 06 2010

JJ is awarding Snook’s inaugural facebook status prize for this, from a local theatre geek just now:

“. . .so I go home to take a nap since I am sick and have no voice. A tree falls on the car and clips the power. I call the city about the power and the voice automated system can’t hear me and therefore can’t direct the call. So if a tree falls in my yard I apparently don’t make a sound. :)”

You gotta love theatre folk . . .

If you have nominations for future Sweet Waffle Kohns in this category, post em here!

UPDATE – cheating just a little, here’s an award-winning blog update from Colleen, the formerly New Unschooler who it seems has unschooled herself very well, thank you!

“I was thinking, as I was sitting there watching the show, how lucky I am that unschooling brought me to this acceptance and celebration of Jerry’s passions.”

The Grim Reader: Power of Story Matters Life and Death

18 06 2010

Not everything has to be political and religious in education. It’s really possible to study power of story and have fun outside of that wearying rubric. For example, ever hear of this?

“Death is only half the story. Obit is about life. . .” Obit-Mag dot com provides comprehensive coverage on how the loss of a person, a place, an object or an idea presents an opportunity for examination and discussion.
Obit is not solely about death. It asks the question, “What defines an
important life?”
It is a forum for ideas and opinions about life, death, and transition written by some of the most respected journalists in the American media.

A current example from the Grim Reader:

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