Is The Fear Behind Us, Or Is There Still More Ahead? – The Hollow Ones #44

A gentle reminder that you have the power to decide on the answer to this question. We always live in light and darkness. One cannot exist without the other. Choose which you love the most and be grateful for it. No judgement here, just love the one you prefer fully and with gratitude for what … Continue reading Is The Fear Behind Us, Or Is There Still More Ahead? – The Hollow Ones #44

It Won’t Be Long Now – The Hollow Ones #43

Let hope in and know that all things must pass, including all this Covid-19 craziness. Let the darkness dissipate. Let the fear move on and embrace the joyful light. We don't need to get back to what was normal, that is what brought on this acceptance of fear. Be light, be happy, be different, be … Continue reading It Won’t Be Long Now – The Hollow Ones #43

Acknowledging the principle of โ€œnkaliโ€ and embracing its warnings to build a better classroom

TedTalk Review: The Danger of a single story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I came across this TedTalk about four years ago while doing research on identity and purpose for this blog. It then came up again as recommendations from the Ted curation managers for topics ranging from powerful marketing practices to ethical branding messages, and … Continue reading Acknowledging the principle of โ€œnkaliโ€ and embracing its warnings to build a better classroom

Waiting As It Passes Us By – The Hollow Ones #42

The days drone on and one can hardly tell if society is looking ahead or getting used to being in this pandemic fear. The fear seems to be ahead of us. We aren't in it, and it hasn't passed. Every new day brings it forward. We're waiting to move, but the future seems scarier than … Continue reading Waiting As It Passes Us By – The Hollow Ones #42

A Brilliant Story About True Friendship

Book Review: Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever--or Snack Time? by Tammi Sauer I feel the target is mainly preschoolers, but I'd read this one to my fellow teachers in university! We are all deep in conversations about equality and inclusion these days and this wonderful story shows us the very important lessons about systemic racism … Continue reading A Brilliant Story About True Friendship

How Much Will We Burn In This Fear? – The Hollow Ones #41

Made on May 28: The news was amazing this morning. It started with the local statistics for Covid-19. The radio voice did their best to make it sound absolutely devastating and punctuated every word with fear! Aside from my belief that the statistics don't merit the fear attached and that history will this was over-dramatized … Continue reading How Much Will We Burn In This Fear? – The Hollow Ones #41

A Traditional Fable in Contemporary Wrappings

Book Reviews: Caps For Sale: A tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina I feel I've seen this one sometimes ago in my own childhood. A very simple tale with lots of repetition and an uncertain meaning. Great way to start a conversation with kids.... sometimes. As a teaching … Continue reading A Traditional Fable in Contemporary Wrappings

Sunset Dancing – The Hollow Ones #40

The heat is tremendous and the music fills me with joy. I imagine and hear beautiful people dancing for the rains to come and gently break the heatwave. The heat holds us in place and begs us to wait for it to play with the atmosphere and paint the world with fiery colours. Standing still … Continue reading Sunset Dancing – The Hollow Ones #40

In a rain of 80s new wave music – The Hollow Ones #39

Spotify has caught on that I'm nostalgically in love with New Wave music from the 1980s. I didn't follow it as a teenager growing up then, but I didn't follow my own tastes back then. Friends had way too much influence over what I experienced. Thank goodness I've fallen in love with my own likes. … Continue reading In a rain of 80s new wave music – The Hollow Ones #39

Frankie Goes Dancing – The Hollow Ones #38

For those of you old enough to remember them, you will also remember why Frankie Goes To Hollywood was a common guilty pleasure. They were on my daily mix from Spotify today and I started remembering one of their live shows back in the 80s... Lavish light shows full of pastel & neon lasers; sound … Continue reading Frankie Goes Dancing – The Hollow Ones #38