From Tom’s SUNY New Paltz window I see this
and it works to juice us as we plan our Hudson Valley Writing Project work. I will be returning as a co-faciltator to our Summer Institute that will focus me for July. I’ve been off for the last two summers taking a break from the demands of our packed institute. It’s a wonderful way to spend July but it was so good to take a break. Last July even if I wanted to it would have been impossible but no matter why, it was a good thing to take a break and return now, refreshed!
What I love the most is collaborating with a wonderful group of people. Take two: Mary and Jackie at the Tea Room. Looks cool, right?
Not exactly my favorite place for a good cup of coffee. The cups are way too small and the menu way to0 narrow, but the atmosphere is as cool as you might expect from the photo. I’ve been working with this team for 12 years, probably more. Our work is exciting and over the years together it has allowed us to grow along with the world of school.
So I am just about to get off and meet an assistant superintendent from a local public school. It’s great to be here. Too cold outside, but we have brought the outside, in.
HVWP, YES!!!! I will be off DC on Wednesday to advocate for the continuation of our project both locally and nationally. Obama, you will be in Israel but that won’t shut DC down… Senators and Congressmen, get ready!