Class is in Session ....


It's been quite a winter here in Pittsburgh.   No better time to cozy up during the vortex and get some work done.   As I sit here comfy and warm taking a break from a project, I think of all the other blog entries that I have written over the last few snowy weeks that haven't made it up on my site.  My perfectionism getting in the way, I guess.  I just can't quite sum up 2013 in a few words.

 So, I'll just leave it at this.  Thank you, 2013, for all your kindness. 

If you are reading this, YOU were part of my 2013, so thank you as well.  And 2013 was all good.  Thus, YOU are good.   If 2013 = good and YOU = 2013, then YOU = GOOD.  

Now I'm delving into Math/Logic.  DANGER! DANGER!  Artist doing math!  In college I was allowed to take logic as a math since I was a little ol' art student.   A-hem..... I took Calculus in high school, thank-you-very-much!   Well, I did take that logic class simply because I had never had a logic class before.  I learned all of my proofs and If/thens.  (Thus the YOU=GOOD)

While we're on the subject of classes - I think everyone should learn how to teach.  We spend our entire lives learning.  At least we should.  Wouldn't the process be easier if we were all better teachers for each other?   Don't we all have something of value to share?

I recently watched a documentary about the extraordinary composer Stephen Sondheim.   I have never seen anyone so free and articulate in sharing their creative process.  I think his greatest legacy will be as a teacher.  After all, he mentored Jonathan Larson.   Oscar Hammerstein mentored Sondheim.  See how it works?   Back to math... Hammerstien + Sondheim + Larson = "RENT". 

If you don't know who any of these people are, Wikipedia is available to you.  (The short answer is my Broadway Geek is showing again.)   See.... I'm giving you a learning opportunity.   You're Welcome.

In your research, I'm sure you will discover that Oscar Hammerstein wrote:
 "If you become a teacher,  by your pupils you'll be taught...."  

Coincidence?  I don't think so. 

May 2014 bring us all fantastic opportunities to be teachers and pupils!