Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

if you get lost between the moon


... and Starbucks: SSSSHHHHH!!!
university student who no like study at library
(acloss a stleet)
also no like you talking and laughing
in public
(of all places)

i mean, really?!
no offense,
but really??
Posted by ShoZu

Sunday, November 14, 2010

what goes up

... can go up, and up, and up!
but there is something to be said for conventional wisdom.

riding the wave of positivity, that embraced me the last couple of days, got me to a brand new beach today. a place of strength and beauty that I haven't seen before. fabulous, no?

well yes.

but then it happened: I made the decision to end a relationship that was killing me.
healthy? yes.
liberating? yes.
sane? yes.

still, letting go of someone I believed in completely, hurts.
ending something I had dedicated myself to unconditionally, hurts.
putting "the dream" to pasture... you get the idea.

I know I did the right thing.

I'm just super thankful that I have my medicine - 'cause I really feel like crap right now.

Posted by ShoZu

Saturday, November 13, 2010

True Colors: it gets better


turn up the volume
and view this in full screen

thank you to the Gay Men's Chorus of LA!

*chocolate* *chocolate* *chocolate*


what an amazing day
Posted by ShoZu

Friday, November 12, 2010

headspace


redrawing,
revisiting,
rethinking,
reviewing,
re-evaluating and
redesigning...

I love my life right now!

(digging the doodle? pen on paper, snapped with iPhone, modified in PS Mobile and Polarize App)

Posted by ShoZu

Thursday, November 11, 2010

leopard kitch


I want one!
get me one for Xmas?
pleeeeeeaaaaase :0)

Posted by ShoZu

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

slowly

i've recently come to realize that my mini bio on twitter: "living it up slowly", resonates happily with some other ideas and movements raising their heads around the globe:

the first, and most obvious, is the slow movement.
i'm completely enamored with this approach to living, working, eating - and especially learning! where do i sign up to be part of a "slow school"? (giggle if you must.)

being part of the fast-food-style education system, yet striving to remain human and sane (and to teach my students how to be human and sane), has opened my eyes to a number of changes that are necessary. much can be gleamed from this excerpt taken from the "slow education" page of the slow movement website:
The process [of education] is about things like how are ideas conceptualised, how can we support learning and the knowing of how to learn, as well as the love of learning and investigating. 
Slow education is also about connection to knowledge and to learning – real learning. It is about leading a skilful life – doing no harm – and having respect for all living and non-living things.
 this connects nicely to the next idea that keeps popping up:
our current systems, curricula and approaches to education (life) are outdated and failing our children.

A new favorite of mine, Sir Ken Robinson, has quite a few things to say about this. I stumbled onto his genius on TED.com - check him out if you get a chance. for those in a rush, here's a cool glimpse of what he suggests:


makes you think ;0)

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Teenage Dream


oh them heart-strings be hummin'
if i could be a teenager again *lol*
i agree with BosGuy