Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Ok, so if you live in the East TX area, I totally encourage you to get involved with Longview World Of Wonders, the children’s museum that a group of parents, teachers and concerned citizens is working to get built in Longview. We did some pretty cool stuff last year—a Lego Robotics workshop, a clowning workshop, a gingerbread contest at Christmas, etc. Next month, we are planning on doing a Wind Workshop (Kites! Pinwheels! Music by wind instruments! A weather discussion, hopefully by a meteorologist from one of the local news stations! Windmills with turbines! Who knew there was so much to get excited about with WIND?!?) We are also looking at doing a dress-up, living history-type thing to coincide with the Dalton Days here in Longview. Sometime this year, we want to do some geocaching, maybe some star gazing and I’m personally hoping for an interactive science day in which we get to make gak and giant bubbles (among other things).

We had our programs committee meeting tonight, and if you can’t tell, I’m super excited about it. I’ll be honest—it was the best meeting we’ve had in a while. I’m so thrilled to be involved with this endeavor because my kids will be able to participate in it and learn and have fun. I’m excited also because, if we do our job right, my kids’ kids will be able to make use of it, too.

I sometimes think that I want to go back and get my MFA and teach at college or some other such lofty thing, but really, when it comes down to it, I don’t care if I never get any higher degree than my already-attained BFA if it means I have time to do cool stuff like this for my family and my community.

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