Sunday, May 10, 2009

Big Bear, Georgia O’Keeffe & Teachers Who Should Just Teach

I’ve spent the last few days up at Big Bear enjoying our amazing weather and spending some much needed one-on-one time with the SO.  I’m a city girl but getting away from the traffic, cell phones, email, TV and especially the Playstation is always a welcome change of pace.

Calling all fans of Georgia O’Keeffe – the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA for the locals) has four amazing female artists on exhibit now through September 6th.  Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin and Florence Miller Pierce all together in one place!  Rave reviews from everyone I’ve talked to that’s seen it so far.  I’ve got my tickets for next weekend and can’t wait.

I posted earlier about the teacher who made the anti-creation statements and was sued by a student here in Orange County.   In today’s Orange County Register the teacher gave an interview.   You can read the full article here.  Turns out he’s a smorgasbord catholic (his terminology) and doesn’t think that what he did/is still doing is wrong.  I disagree.   Demeaning someone does no good, not in a classroom, or at a lecture or in a debate (although I think we all agree Hitchens is quite fun to watch when he’s on a roll) or even in day-to-day conversations.  Want me to stop listening to you and get pissed off?  Talk to me like I’m stupid and treat me as if I’m beneath you.  Just my opinion but that’s what it sounds like he did to me (YMMV). 

I’ve got a ton of things to post, but not tonight.  Tomorrow it’s back to the rat race and 4:30 comes early…

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