Home making tomato sauce today. Maybe seafood pasta with a yellow-orange sauce tonight?
I haven't shaved in three days. One of my friends asked at poetry group last night if I was growing a beard. I'm not. I just like to take a break from shaving now and then. Give the face a rest. And a long holiday weekend is the perfect time. But I'm surprised how much gray there is in my beard now. It's really noticeable. When did this happen? Don't get me wrong, I'm not freaked out. In fact, I think it looks kind of distinguished. (Dean says it looks *hot*).
From The Boston Globe, via Arts & Letters Daily:
"To determine what happens inside arts classes, we spent an academic year studying five visual-arts classrooms in two local Boston-area schools, videotaping and photographing classes, analyzing what we saw, and interviewing teachers and their students.
What we found in our analysis should worry parents and teachers facing cutbacks in school arts programs. While students in art classes learn techniques specific to art, such as how to draw, how to mix paint, or how to center a pot, they're also taught a remarkable array of mental habits not emphasized elsewhere in school.
Such skills include visual-spatial abilities, reflection, self-criticism, and the willingness to experiment and learn from mistakes. All are important to numerous careers, but are widely ignored by today's standardized tests."