Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Scenes from St. Augustine -- More houses along the bay front. The white on in the middle, with the balconies, this is a villa-style B&B and there's a martini bar downstairs with outdoor seating. This is so the kind of place I'd love to hang out with Mary and Connie and people watch.

My friend Pam is a middle school media specialist. We used to teach middle school English together (the principal hated us -- we could get into trouble by breathing). A couple of weeks ago, we went for coffee and swung by the school. It was weird being there, but good to be with her. Anyway, she went into her office to get some things and one of those items was a bright yellow folder. She called it her "bright ideas" folder. When she has a neat idea, she jots it down and it goes in that file.

Oh, my heavens. Why didn't I think of that?! I'm constantly jotting ideas for my classroom and lessons and things while reading for my grad courses or talking with fellow teachers or students, then I lose the sticky notes.

Hello! I need a bright ideas folder.

Isn't that a, well, a bright idea?

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