I've added a lot of miles to my odometer this month. My poetry workshops for the Maryland Humanities Council have taken me to schools almost into Delaware and all the way out to Gaithersburg, MD.
You can read one of my previous posts about MDHC's art/poetry program. Hundreds of schools around the state already have the Picturing America curriculum -- 40 images from American art (sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities). I'm among six poets working with school children to respond to these images in poetry.
My first workshop featured a very pink flamingo. I was surprised that the 4th graders felt a sense of freedom in looking at this image.
MDHC asked me to guest blog about the workshop. If you'd like to read more, go to http://www.mdhc.org/blog/?p=27
For everyone following my adventures as a wrestler's mom, I'm still recovering from my early morning (5 AM) trip to southern NJ this Sunday. (Talk about adding to the odometer!)
Our guy took third -- one fall, a loss at 6-1 in the semi-finals, and a fall for the trophy that he nearly left behind.
This is what happens between matches. My guy is to the right with the sweaty head. Yes, they're all looking at a DS.