Category Archives: Ideas to Ponder

Some common sense ideas about how things could work.

Letting Go

This blog includes a short passage which I wrote several years ago to someone who was struggling with accepting a parent who was apparently uninterested in her daughter, or her grandchild.  The parent did and said some very hurtful things, … Continue reading

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MEDIA DIET

I met a young man several years ago at a meeting where the holisitic physicist, author and philosopher David Peat was speaking.  After the talk, this young man and I spoke about a project he was doing involving raising irises, … Continue reading

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What Moves Me

I wrote this about six weeks ago.  I decided I would get back to it, rework it, etc.  But I realized when I reread it just now, that I could write about this again, and it would come out as … Continue reading

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I Can’t

“Argue for your limitations, and they are yours.”              Richard Bach, Illusions Helen Keller was a blind, deaf, mute little girl who acted like a wild thing at the table, and could do nothing to care for herself.  Her parents hired … Continue reading

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MIRACLES

I know – it has been WAY too long since my last blog.  My only explanation is that, while I am perfectly capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time, I do not seem capable of going through … Continue reading

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Art Website

A friend put out a piece of promo about our upcoming art show.  Unfortunately, she referred people to this address to see my art. My art website is www.davinarubinart.weebly.com   Sorry for the inconvenience.  But you can read my blog while … Continue reading

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Bad Language

I gave an assignment in class one day to finish a story we’d been reading.  I had taken off the ending, and told the students they had to be the authors. Hands went up.  “Can we use bad language?”  Students … Continue reading

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Who’s Looking at Your Mind?

As a teacher I did some rather bizarre things in my classes at times.  Tap dancing on a desk so students could hear the difference between certain sounds (click, tap, slap,) and know which words matched which sounds.  Having “ten … Continue reading

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TESTING – WHAT ARE SCHOOLS FOR?

This blog posting is excerpted from an article I wrote which was published in “California English” Magazine in 2003.   It’s not like my usual rather personal topics, but I think it’s an important thing to consider. Several years ago I … Continue reading

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What You Think of Me Is None of My Business

I had this quotation made into a poster many years ago;  it hung in my classroom along with a lot of others.  I have no idea who said it first.  Some people attribute it to Wayne Dyer, others to the … Continue reading

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