Canada: America Has Lost Its Mind

newspaper article about a letter from Canada to U.S.
Published March 26, 2016, Neil Crowe, News Durham

It’s Ok…

SuperWoman at rest; picture of purple sword flower with quote.

Einstein, the Universe, and Human Stupidity

Well, I guess this explains the U.S media and Trump followers. I needed some logic to understand the madness.

Guardian Cat…

Photo: Looking for When America was Great…

The Scooby Doo gang searching for clues about when America was great for everyone.
Reblogged from Curly Nikki

The Joy of Doing Nothing: Hello Spring Break!

Spring Break knitting on a Monday morning.


As some of my students relax on different islands in the Caribbean and in Mexico, I have started my quest to do nothing at home this spring break. Many of my first and second graders inquired about my travel plans.

Here is how the conversation went:

“Where are you traveling to Ms. Pollard?” I am traveling to [hometown]. 

“You can’t travel there. That is where you live!” Exactly! I am traveling to my home. 

“What are you going to do?” I plan on doing nothing, zero, absolutely nothing! If I knit, that is doing nothing; if I read, that is doing nothing; and if watch my Roku, that is doing nothing. Oh, and the one thing I will do is talk to adults because I need to use bigger words this week.”

So, here is my first “nothing” activity: a golden slouchy hat. It has been awhile since I started a knitting project. I usually the energy or focus after spending my day teaching. That is why this feels so good. It is a moment for me to sit back, relax, and have unscheduled time. 

How do you slow down and unwind during your vacation?