Saturday, May 12, 2012

MzTeachuh: Who Told You Stories and Sang You Songs?

MzTeachuh: Who Told You Stories and Sang You Songs?: Grandmother Storyteller by Ada Suina, Cochiti New Mexico I'm giving this one to Grandma. Mother's Day. May 13. Don't forget Granny. ...

Who Told You Stories and Sang You Songs?

Grandmother Storyteller by Ada Suina, Cochiti New Mexico

I'm giving this one to Grandma.

Mother's Day. May 12. Don't forget Granny.

Check out the pottery from New Mexico:

Pueblo Storytellers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42ubb28IEFU&feature=player_embedded

Who Thought You Were the Cutest Little Thing in the Whole World?

'Mother and Child,' Uemura Shoen
Your Mama. あなたのママ

May  12. Mother's Day.

Friday, May 11, 2012

MzTeachuh: Who Was Your First Playmate?

MzTeachuh: Who Was Your First Playmate?: Child with Toys, Renoir Your Mom. And she had fun, too. Mother's Day May 13.

Who Was Your First Playmate?

Child with Toys, Renoir
Your Mom. And she had fun, too.

Mother's Day May 13.

MzTeachuh: Who Dressed You Up So Fancy Schmancy?

MzTeachuh: Who Dressed You Up So Fancy Schmancy?: Madame Charpentier and Her Daughters, Renoir Your mom. Mother's Day May 13.

Who Dressed You Up So Fancy Schmancy?

Madame Charpentier and Her Daughters, Renoir
Your mom. And maybe your grandma.

Mother's Day May 13.

Thought I'd add some funky music to collaborate with these rich people having this portrait done by Renoir.
Our lovely Stevie Wonder and sentiments. Love this song.

Isn't She Lovely?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2WzocbSd2w

Twelve year old Stevie Wonder's mom dressed him up fancy schmancy for the Apollo Theatre.

Who Showed You Who You Are?

Mother and Child, Andy Warhol
Your (fill in the blank) Mother.

You might choose, Irish, Italian, Mexican, English, Russian, Philipino, German, Scottish, Chinese, Dine, Arab, Dutch, Puerto Rican, French, Welsh, Jewish, Chilean, Danish, Japanese, Basque, Canadian, Romanian, Indian, Mayan, Angolan, Brazilian, Navaho, Turkish, Costa Rican, Portuguese, Nicaraguan, Guinea Bissaun, Lithuanian, Nigerian, Egyptian, El Salvadoran, Omani, Norwegian, or all of the above (for us Heinz Fiftyseven.)

Mother's Day May 12.

Who Took You By The Hand?

Folk Art  Jed Alexander
Usually your mom.

Mother's Day May 12.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

MzTeachuh: Who Sang You Your First Lullaby?

MzTeachuh: Who Sang You Your First Lullaby?: 'Sleepy Baby.' Mary Cassett Chances are, your mom. Mother's Day May 13. Tonight Ringo will sing you a lullaby Good Night. The ...

Who Sang You Your First Lullaby?

'Sleepy Baby.' Mary Cassett

Chances are, your mom.

Mother's Day May 12.




Tonight Ringo will sing you a lullaby

Good Night. The Beatles. The White Album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qjo15n0mGU

MzTeachuh: Who Helped You Take Your First Steps?

MzTeachuh: Who Helped You Take Your First Steps?: 'Farmstead" Van Gogh Mom, and, alright, Dad, too. Sweet painting by Vincent. Mother's Day May 13.

Who Helped You Take Your First Steps?

'Farmstead" Van Gogh
Mom, and, alright, Dad, too. Sweet painting by Vincent.

Mother's Day May 12.

MzTeachuh: Who Bathed Your Chubby Little Self?

MzTeachuh: Who Bathed Your Chubby Little Self?: Jules Being Dried by His Mother (above, from 1900), Cassatt Be glad, very glad, I didn't ask, 'Who changed your pungent little diapers?...

Who Bathed Your Chubby Little Self?

Jules Being Dried by His Mother (above, from 1900), Cassatt
Be glad, very glad, I didn't ask, 'Who changed your pungent little diapers?'

Mother's Day is May 12.

India's Mother भारत मा

Mother Teresa
Do small things with great love. Mother Teresa

Sounds like parenting to me.

Mothers' Day May 12.

Langston Hughes Speak to Us About Mothers' Day

The Negro Mother

  Children, I come back today
To tell you a story of the long dark way
That I had to climb, that I had to know
In order that the race might live and grow.
Look at my face -- dark as the night --
Yet shining like the sun with love's true light.
I am the dark girl who crossed the red sea
Carrying in my body the seed of the free.
I am the woman who worked in the field
Bringing the cotton and the corn to yield.
I am the one who labored as a slave,
Beaten and mistreated for the work that I gave --
Children sold away from me, I'm husband sold, too.

No safety , no love, no respect was I due.                                                                                                   

Three hundred years in the deepest South:
But God put a song and a prayer in my mouth .
God put a dream like steel in my soul.
Now, through my children, I'm reaching the goal.

Now, through my children, young and free,
I realized the blessing deed to me.
I couldn't read then. I couldn't write.
I had nothing, back there in the night.
Sometimes, the valley was filled with tears,
But I kept trudging on through the lonely years.
Sometimes, the road was hot with the sun,
But I had to keep on till my work was done:
I had to keep on! No stopping for me --
I was the seed of the coming Free.
I nourished the dream that nothing could smother
Deep in my breast -- the Negro mother.
I had only hope then , but now through you,
Dark ones of today, my dreams must come true:
All you dark children in the world out there,
Remember my sweat, my pain, my despair.
Remember my years, heavy with sorrow --
And make of those years a torch for tomorrow.
Make of my pass a road to the light
Out of the darkness, the ignorance, the night.
Lift high my banner out of the dust.
Stand like free men supporting my trust.
Believe in the right, let none push you back.
Remember the whip and the slaver's track.
Remember how the strong in struggle and strife
Still bar you the way, and deny you life --
But march ever forward, breaking down bars.
Look ever upward at the sun and the stars.
Oh, my dark children, may my dreams and my prayers
Impel you forever up the great stairs --
For I will be with you till no white brother
Dares keep down the children of the Negro Mother.

Langston Hughes

MzTeachuh: Help that is perpetual Помощь, что вечно - вечно -...

MzTeachuh: Help that is perpetual Помощь, что вечно - вечно -...: "Our Mother (Lady) of Perpetual Help" Unknown artist, 12th c.                                      ' Help that is everlasting - eternal ...

Help that is perpetual Помощь, что вечно - вечно - многолетние - постоянные - постоянные

"Our Mother (Lady) of Perpetual Help" Unknown artist, 12th c.                                     '
Help that is everlasting - eternal - perennial - constant - permanent.
Помощь, что вечно - вечно - многолетние - постоянные - постоянные.

Moms love unconditionally, want to always be there for you. 

Mother's Day is May 12. Sunday.

On the Daily Walk

'The Stroll,  Madame Monet and son' Monet
Did you go on nature walks?

Mother's Day, Sunday May12.

Détente avec ma maman.(Relaxing with my mama.)

'Madame Monet with her son, Jean' Renoir
The chicks, too.

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12.

Who Kissed Your Fat Little Baby Hand?

'Baby's First Caress' Cassett
I'm thinking it was your mom.

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12.

MzTeachuh: Who's Praying for You?

MzTeachuh: Who's Praying for You?: "Virgin in Prayer" by Giovanni Battista Silva Bet your mom is. Mother's Day is May 13, 2012. Sunday.

Who's Praying for You?



"Virgin in Prayer" by Giovanni Battista Silva
Bet your mom is.

Mother's Day is May 12, 2012. Sunday.

Monday, May 7, 2012

MzTeachuh: Reverie: A State of Abstracted Musing.

MzTeachuh: Reverie: A State of Abstracted Musing.: Starry Night be Van Gogh Reverie by Claude Debussy. Good evening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrFL2MWuxa4&feature=related

Reverie: A State of Abstracted Musing.

Starry Night by Van Gogh
Reverie by Claude Debussy.

Good evening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrFL2MWuxa4&feature=related

MzTeachuh: Two of Us

MzTeachuh: Two of Us: You and I have memories Longer than the road that stretches out ahead Two of us riding nowhere Spending someone's Hard earned pay You...

Two of Us


You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead

Two of us riding nowhere
Spending someone's
Hard earned pay
You and me Sunday driving
Not arriving
On our way back home
We're on our way home
We're on our way home
We're going home



Two of us sending postcards
  


               Two of us sending postcards
               Writing letters
               On my wall
               You and me burning matches
                Lifting latches
               On our way back home
               We're on our way home
               We're on our way home
               We're going home

You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead





Two of us wearing raincoats

Two of us wearing raincoats
Standing solo
In the sun
You and me chasing paper
Getting nowhere
On our way back home
We're on our way home
We're on our way home




                                                                                 
                    We're going home

                    You and I have memories
                    Longer than the road that stretches out ahead
 

You and me chasing paper;  John Lennon's cats?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
We're going home
Better believe it
Two of us writing music...


And now the music to this poem. The audio is slightly out of sinc, which I found amusing. Love Lennon's whistling.

The Beatles--Two of Us. Let It Be

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbixo7_two-of-us-1970_music

Two of Us

MzTeachuh: Mid-Morning--Time for a Latte? A Lesson from Rose ...

MzTeachuh: Mid-Morning--Time for a Latte? A Lesson from Rose ...: Rose and Ivy soaking up the solar power at 10 am Rose and Ivy reminds me that coffee breaks were invented for a reason--to take a breath...

Mid-Morning--Time for a Latte? A Lesson from Rose and Ivy

Rose and Ivy soaking up the solar power at 10 am
Rose and Ivy remind me that coffee breaks were invented for a reason--to take a breath (maybe not very deep) and give your mind, soul, and tummy a break from the intensity of career and money making.

Teachers seldom do this--recess to supervise, papers to correct, IEPs to write. We take lunch at the computer inputting grades. One year was so busy, I didn't have time to chew, so I brought in juices and liquid lunch. Poor me.


Nah. I was just playing the martyr, I think. Didn't want to say , 'No, I'm not doing extra work.' Silly me.

Back to Rose and Ivy. What focus they have, absorbing all that solar power. What peace and direction. Not pressured or in a rush. Confident in having been a bud that transforms to a bloom, to a rose hip. From a bush with a long line of fantastic roses. Ivy is a pioneer, nothing stops her from moving up, out, and over. Progressive determination. Done it before, will do it again. No panic or frustration. Her vine just keeps on growing. Rose and Ivy are completely confident in who they are and what their purpose is in life. No confusion, bitterness, or depression. Just growth. You go, girls!

Here's some perky music (forgive the pun) to have a latte or herbal tea or whatever calms and refocuses you.

Coffeefusion - Latte Art Compilation 11 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJtm5LqwDkU 


Sunday, May 6, 2012

MzTeachuh: The Game Is Afoot! Sherlock Returns

MzTeachuh: The Game Is Afoot! Sherlock Returns: Holmes and Watson Benedict Cumberpatch and Martin Freeman are the newest Holmes and Watson, this time on PBS, in a second season interpr...

The Game Is Afoot! Sherlock Returns

Holmes and Watson
Benedict Cumberpatch and Martin Freeman are the newest Holmes and Watson, this time on PBS, in a second season interpretation of the famous stories on 'Masterpiece.' The first season amused as Sherlock and Watson solved crimes in modern London. How modern should it get? I'm on the West Coast, so I haven't seen the latest installment yet. I'm interested to see how Sherlock interacts with a dominatrix. (What did she say?)

Here's the schedule for this spring:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/mystery/index.html

A good recent film of Sherlock is starring Robert Downey, Jr., and Jude Law. The first came out in 2009.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988045/

2011
2009


The second, which I prefer, came out just last December. I enjoyed the miniflashes of the workings of Sherlock's mind. Moriarity was effective, too, played by Jared Harris.

These are set in the 1890's, when they were written.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monk_%28TV_series%29#Premise
As the original stories were written so very long ago (1887-1914), it is very interesting updating the New Sherlock to 2012. Current Sherlock seems to fit right it. Maybe we were prepped for a Its-Whats-Happening-Now Holmes by associating with Monk for so many years; they're both very Obsessive-Compulsive, though Monk makes a lot more sense to me. Holmes' explanation always seemed too obscure.

Link to the background of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes

You can download the original stories here:

http://www.mysterynet.com/holmes/sherlock-holmes-stories/

Lots of old movie versions, with lots of familiar stories:
              Basil Rathbone 1939-1942,Sherlock went political                          

'The Hound of the Baskervilles' Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke.

Basil (Sherlock) 'The Great Mouse Detective
     Let's not forget the halosuite version of Sherlock from TNG, which is great fun, too: Data the Android. Wow 2364, that's really an update from 1888. I am not embarrassed to make a Star Trek reference, being the complete nerd that I am.            
It's elementary, My Dear Data

                                   

MzTeachuh: "A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet"

MzTeachuh: "A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet": Taken in Stratford Upon Avon. Thank you, William, for the wonderful thoughts. And inspiring some profound music, too. Jefferelli's...

"A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet"

Taken in Stratford Upon Avon by MzTeachuh. "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"--rosa, роза,steg,igo,
玫瑰,τριαντάφυλλο,गुलाब,D'ardaigh,バラ,장미,rožė,meningkat,trandafir ,ружаرنگ گلی, గులాబీ,ரோஜா,רויז,شىء على شكل وردة
Thank you, William, for the wonderful thoughts. And inspiring some profound music, too.



Jefferelli's version
Music and song from "Romeo and Juliet."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FHpmn-KYec






 And Tchaikovsky and a ballet, too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upyQMC-ioKE




Shakespeare lives.
Thank you, William.