Pivoting

ChezWhat? is an old site.  I have been writing here now for 12 years. Most of what fills this space has been an exercise of writing as a personal endeavor.  Gratitude, controversy, art or talking about things that have happened recently or long ago has been the realm of ChezWhat? But I am going to…

El Camino

Not much interested in bucket lists. It is enough to live right among family and friends, it is enough.  I have little girls who fill my days with coils of silly giggles falling around them as they play in myriad imaginative ways when reunited after school.  I have a puppy who needs walks and a…

A new kind of preschool

In round about the end of 2009,  our tidy little finances came smashing all apart. It didn’t take much, adjusting to less income, a minor catastrophe, unexpected large expenses, adjustments and other things that are part of life, still husband and I  looked at our decimated pocketbook. Post car purchase, post minor home mess, we…

Por FIN llego la contestacion, y?

Pues, como la Senora T me dio estos codigos para usar los acentos, me imagino que debo aprender como ponerlos. Gracias tambien a Zhenya por animarme en practicar. Que bueno tener personas amables que nos animan cuando lo necesitamos lo mas. Hoy tuve la segunda entrevista. Sabes, no me hicieron ni una pregunta en espanol!…

Hay que practicar.

La habilidad de hablar espanol bien no se puede separar del tiempo que esta usado para comunicar. Como los musculos, hay que usarlos si no los quiere perder. Ya se que mi espanol tiene fallas, equivocaciones y todas variaciones de cosas no bien dicho, pero les pido la cortesia de ser simpaticos al iluminar las…

Teach

NEA Today magazine ran a special about teacher blogs. This is sort of a teacher blog except for the fact that I rarely talk about my teaching. Which is strange because it is really a huge part of my life. When I come home, stopping thinking about school is my first item of business. Sometimes…

Better in spanish maybe

I Like You When You Are Silent from “20 Love Poems and a Song of Despair” collection – 1924 I like you when you are silent because you are as though absent, and you hear me from afar, and my voice does not touch you. It seems as though your eyes had flown away from…