Tuesday, May 05, 2020

a bit lonely...

It feels a bit lonely these days to drive by the Clear Spring School campus and to see the Froebel blocks in the same position they were in the last time I drove by.

Normally they are rearranged and rearranged on a daily basis as children play, exercising their strength, athleticism and creative intelligence. It's called play. An article, The Long Island Play Revolution highlights the need for play and it's nice to see that other schools and communities are beginning to accept what we've known for a very long time.


Perhaps when the Covid-19 disaster is over, we can return to things in a better state. Our hopes are high for a time when our children can play safely together without fear.

In my wood shop I've been helping my daughter's fiancé, Nick, build a triptych frame for a painting he wants to create. It's his first time to do woodworking and he's already hooked and hoping for another project, and looking forward to having his own wood shop. Nick's brother is building a large wooden sculpture and both are learning basic woodworking skills.

I'm also working on forty three small inlaid boxes and preparing materials for our kids at Clear Spring School to pick up for woodworking lessons at home.

Make, fix, create, and assist others in learning lifewise.

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