Ahhhh One of my best friends did my two week burn it bust plan and kept it up even after it ended. The first pics were day 1, second set day 7, third set week 4, and the last set was week 6. I’m so proud!
Me next guys!
Tonight we went to see 42.
If you have ever been to a ball game on Jackie Robinson Day, then you know the goose bumps and tingle you feel when they recall his greatness. And if you have heard anything about this film, it’s that it is extremely well done. But it went beyond and above my expectations.
This film was captivating. You have the sense of all the tingles from the April day when every player has on the same number and much much more. Be it the full moon or my hormone levels fluctuating, I was tearing up and laughing so hard I was crying multiple times.
That being said, I am now remembering a lesson we prepared for in undergrad, based on this novel. I really just came on here to spread the word about 42, and also to remember to connect everything (BIG IDEA coming) back to teaching literacy.
So adults: go see this film, it is superb.
Teachers: go see this film, and then read Lord’s short novel to your students.
Make connections. Make a difference.
Patron Saints of Time Travel
Website of Black Physicist Dr. Ronald L. Mallett, who is actively working on building a time travel machine. Dr. Mallett published an autobiography called “Time Traveler” about his journey to become one of the first Black PhD’s in theoretical physics, and his quest to build a time machine to go back and save his father from death. (I am currently reading the book and it is excellent). Spike Lee’s production company Forty Acres & a Mule acquired the film rights to Dr. Mallett’s book in 2008. Hoping this film is still in the works.
Looking for a challenge?
This non-fiction memoir, so to speak, challenged me in every way a book can. Being a history/education student, I had a very tough time understanding some of the physics formulas as well as the language used. But I went out and borrowed additional books on Einstein’s special theories and was able to follow along.
This book is about an astrophysicist, Mallet, who spends his entire life trying to get one step closer to building a time machine. It is incredibly touching and very well written, as much as it is intriguing. I learned a lot while reading this, challenged the sh*t out of myself!, and was actually successful!
Moral of the story: read every day, work out your mind as well as your body to get the best you!
5/5 stars in my book, a must read!
Courtesy of Louis C.K.
Ever feel nostalgic for a time you never lived?
Ocean City, NJ: Easter weekend, who knows when?