The sky overcast, threatening rain at any moment. Looking outside, you’d think it was nice and cool, so you bring a light jacket. But after walking around the sad morning scene of Mt. Royal Avenue, with tables of trinkets, jewelery, prints, and photographs, you’re feverish and sweaty from the hot air trapped about the nape of your neck.
I love Baltimore. I’ve only visited the city a few times, but I love the buildings—the architecture, the artsy essence, the stark contrast of all that can be great about a city (like MICA), to what can be the worst (homelessness, rundown rowhouses). For a photographer, the city is like what Candyland would be for a 5-year-old.
In January I came across some posts on Education Week about teaching handwriting—especially cursive—in schools. These questions were raised in light of the common core standards that many school districts have adopted.
There was an educational summit that Jackie Zubrzycki, a contributor at EdWeek, attended, which prompted her to write an article (and a post, or two) about the discussions that took place at the Newseum.
Zubrzycki wrote that the common core mentioned keyboarding skills but not handwriting skills, and advocates for handwriting made suggested to states to include a supplement that covered handwriting because of research that favors teaching handwriting.
It’s not every day that you find a 17-year-old who is impassioned with the arts. I have met people, and were friends with some back in high school, whose artistic capabilities were beyond their years. In their own way they were masters of expression, masters of creating and capturing a theme, a moment, an emotion. [...]
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