Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Hamburger Method:

A delicious way to learn the five-paragraph essay.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Musical Tribute

I love the Cat, man. This song is "Father and Son." It's one of my favorite tracks from Tea for the Tillerman, easily one of my top ten albums of all time.

This particular version is from the DVD "Yusef's Cafe."

I struggled with my decision to post this song as a Father's Day tribute. It's so sad. I mean, the father and son obviously have some communication issues and don't understand one another. But at the same time, it's happy. The son has decided that it's time for him to go out on his own, to explore the world and find himself. While we may not look forward to our children leaving home, I'm sure we will celebrate--with mixed emotions, of course--the day our sons and daughters set out to find their own way of being in the world. Isn't this what we, as parents, are preparing them to do?