Monday, July 27, 2015
Serena had a few jam sessions with Mrs. Khoo's Brass Wind & Wire band this summer. They livened up the afternoon at a Richmond block party where Mayor Malcolm Brodie was part of the audience.
Many adult players in the band have only been playing their instruments for a year or so. The musicians range from 10 to 70's, it's truly a wonderful community band!
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
I think the way the author Rebecca Stead illustrated the friendships between the characters in the story is great. The way that everything is inter-related, from the crazy man sleeping under the mailbox to the "$20,000 Pyramid", it's simply brilliant.
I also really liked how she showed the complexity of time travel - like how if you go back in time and arrive back to your own time five minutes before you left, you would see yourself before you left and vice versa - such as in Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle In Time", a book that captivated Rebecca Stead.
The book also asks impossible questions like: Can someone know things that have not yet happened? Can common sense confuse things more? Is it possible not to recognize your future self? Read When You Reach Me and find out what "bookbag, pocketshoe" means!
Friday, July 17, 2015
Sweet Star, of beauty bright
Why must you flee into the night?
Why cloak yourself in dark
At the sound of little lark?
Dear Moon, of face like snow
Why your cool light you shan’t bestow?
Why must you leave my sight
When the Morning’s rays take flight?
Cruel Sun, of heart like fire
Why must you of your sister tire?
Why shunt her far away
Can you not live in peace one day?
Can lights like yours not mingle?
To light my humble shingles?
Or t’wards entities as such
Does a young girl ask too much?
Friday, July 10, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
I recently did a Tri-It Triathlon in Templeton - my 4th year in a row. The swimming and running were pretty uneventful, but the cycling was amazing!
Over all it was a really fun experience - cheering my friends on, giving high-fives to the runners, and clearing the sidewalks for the runners. It was fantastic!