Thursday, October 4, 2007

The 3 day weekend that I wish wasn't

We should have school on Monday. These kids should be learning instead of honoring someone who doesn’t deserve anything good to be mentioned in the same breath as his name.


mex (aka Syb) said...

Thx for the comments in the previous post.

I would like to send you some info and audio file as well as links on Gullah when I get some time but it will likely be too long for a comment on yr blog.

I don't see a contact or e-mail addy for you on yr blog.

If you don't mind, e-mail me, k?



I write under my real name and nickname which has its positives and negs. It keeps me real, tho. (also lessens my chances that peeps will think I am a stalker or serial killer:)

I also had a Q for you that I didn't wanna put on the infernal interweb.

If I don't get an e-mail from you w/in a few days, I will tie you to the table...


If i dont get the e-mail, I will go ahead and w/b here next week anyhoo

Have a good weekend


mex (aka Syb) said...

Awww heck...I could not STAND it. (I am gonna post a link for you later today.)

Gullah is Just so frickin beautiful..

I am curious what you will think of it. The first time I heard it was in 1975 in the grocery store. Back then, there were only 2 groceries.

I was able to understand it immediately. It took my better half awhile. I think that's beacuae I love language. There are varying degrees of Gullah. Some speak w/ just a hint of Gullah. Others (and not always the older generation, either) speak what I call "real Gullah") To the untrained ear, you might think it another language

One man here translated the Bible into Gullah. Unreal.

Do you know what they call dawn?

If not.. I +may+ tell you!!!

I would post a whole blog about it.. but my readership (or lack of) is soo tiny (2 regs and about 20 drive thru readers.. who stay Zero seconds!!)

and so Maybe.. (hint) You will post the upcoming link(s) in an entry on your blog so others can enjoy it..


BIG hint

They 2 links are coming
(later today... I have miles to go before I can find the link.. if I recall, one I saved is purely music.. OMG... PLEASE listen to each and every one) The other is some history.

BUT... BUT.. you should HEAR them sing. (IN PERSON, I mean).

And see... the "sweetgrass" baskets (and like) that they make

Have you seen that art?

You really haven't lived until you have seen those things, heard those things AND smelled the marsh..

It's a little slice of heaven..

I would still like an e-mail from you tho.. as I can hyperlink from an e-mail. And ask you a Q..


mex (aka Syb) said...

OK.. I am going to try and figure out how to hyperlink from here.

I think if you click that underlined time thing (above), you'll have music to the ear!

What do you think of it? Eh? Capiche?:)

Alison said...

Fortunately, most people will not even remember that they have Monday off... far from "celebrating." Unfortunately, people do not remember why they have most days off, even when there is good cause to honor/celebrate.
Can Columbus Day be a day of repentance, kind of like Yom Kippur?

Brooklyn said...

I like that. We should look at Columbus day like a day of repentance.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that would be good. I believe it would be great if students would go to school on Columbus day, in order to learn about the part of history that started with Columbus and that tends to be forgotten too often.

Anne said...


I am also a teacher in a school that sounds very similar to yours. I am also a cohort 10 fellow, and I have been following your blog a bit. I was just wondering what you background is. Please excuse me if you have already said so somewhere on this blog. What did you do prior to teaching? When you say "...your revolutionary agenda may come center stage" what does that mean? What brought you to this place in your life?

Your comments are so bold, and, in so many ways, in line with my experiences. I just want to get a sense for the context you make this commentary from.


Brooklyn said...

@ anne
hit me with an email. id love to break down more than whats on this blog via a different forum (email).. im at

Margaret said...

That's interesting; my college daughter said exactly the same thing! My actual blog is at

NYC Teaching Fellow said...

yep, margaret- great minds think alike!

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