I hate Sunday nights. I know I have to begin the drudgery of another week. A fifty mile drive and then work and all before 7:25. Today I kept looking at the outdoor temperature and looking at the bright blue skies and decided to go ahead and go out for a walk. My furry friends didn't all get to go with me today because on New Years Eve they decided to get skunked.
Now Jack dog was with me and he barely would let me get the shot I wanted because he was constantly blocking my camera.
I didn't do a New Years Post, last weekend my friend and I went to see Rob Thomas at Winstar Casino, we had a great time.
So I noticed this at the base of the tree, it is actually a part of the tree now. I don't know what it is, but it has been there a very long time. I don't edit a lot of photos black and white anymore because I kind of feel like if you can't get it right in color why bother with black and white. But sometimes the image just "feels" black and white.
Here is a shot of the tree in color.
So nothing exciting, photographing the same old things. It is still good to get outside in the cold.
I have an incredible amount of topics that I'm interested in right now but I do not have the time to write about them. I've discovered how much I enjoy reading on my kindle app on my phone, which means I keep reading books. My reading list is a lot of food histories and economic history. But I am reading some classic political philosophy. I know, I'm super exciting right now, but it enhances my teaching.
I have some serious philosophical issues with the education system. We teach in a system where the focus is pedagogy and technology over content. Procedures and rules are important but I am still a firm believer that content is everything when teaching a discipline. It is my job to make the content more interesting, to diverge from these boring text books. Yes, I said boring because texts seem to find a way to kill interest in a subject. How can we force kids to sit still at desks for hours on end and still engage them?
I tried to blind myself by staring into the sun.
This is my new favorite spot to catch winter sunsets.
By the time I sit down to write I don't have much to say. I probably could work on becoming a better writer on here. I certainly need to update posts from my trip last summer but that is usually something I do mid-winter.
Sunday evenings go so fast...
Sundays go too fast and I never finish what I need to do. Never enough time in the day.
And that's enough from me tonight.