How is it that these animals hold POWERFUL sway over our imaginations? I can't answer this question, but I can PLAY with Mr. Green and Miss Brown, two plastic dinosaurs that my Chiboogamoo was given on his birthday this past week. Let's get started!
|ANCIENT ONES USE MODERN TECHNOLOGY. Hallelujah for dinosaurs, who are cooperative when using computers. Mr. Green and Miss Brown were helpful assistants when I wrote this blog about teaching children environmental stewardship using the arts. They bicker frequently, but, in the end, have many useful suggestions. They like commas, for example, and frequent coffee breaks. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|EVOLUTIONARY TREE OF DINOSAURS. If you look closely, you can see Mr. Green and Miss Brown dinosaurs lounging in this pencil cactus plant that dwells in my bright cheery home. This photo is to remind us that we can explain the development of many animals today from dinosaurs by following a logical chain of thought. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|CAFFEINATED DINOSAURS. I take joy in discovering something new every day about the brain and our ability to imagine (Jonah Lehrer). Additionally, I find great satisfaction in being in the good aggressive company of my dinosaurs, Mr. Green and Miss Brown, who refuse to limit themselves to one cup of coffee. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|SEEING WITH THE EYES OF A THEROPOD. Is a theropod really a beast? Or is it a creature that has been sorely misunderstood from the human perspective? Here Mr. Green is explaining how he thinks I should plant the zinnias in the garden this summer. Not enough sun for tomato plants, however, he announces sadly. (photo by Chiboogamoo)|
|WALKING WITH THE DINOSAURS. Some times in the morning after our coffee, I take Mr. Green out for a walk. He insists I wear good walking shoes that support my arches but are also cool and appropriate for this southern spring here in Georgia. He rarely wants to return inside. I adore his curiosity. (photo by Chiboogamoo)|
|NAP TIME FIGHTS. All I can say is don't nap with Mr. Green and Miss Brown. Napping with these dinosaurs is chaotic and noisy. And they don't share the pillow! (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|SPEAKING OF EVOLUTION...Change seems to be one of the only constants in our lives. Here Mr. Green and Miss Brown (can you find them?) examine some of my books and audio books that I have been devouring in the past years. Unbelievable that our brains have plasticity and can keep changing. Thank you Norman Doidge! I believe in CHANGE and INVENTION, and LEAPING into the FUTURE (Thanks Clarissa Pinkola Estes)! (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
EXPLANATION FOR THIS BLOG ENTRY:
Today, I am participating in a class assignment for my class, BLOGGING FOR A WORLD AUDIENCE. The class chose 8 topics for photo and caption writing assignment through a "blogstorming" exercise. The goal is for everyone to take their own UNIQUE photos in keeping with their themed-blogs and post these photos in the same exact order so we could have a feeding frenzy when we posted them at the beginning of class today, April 19, 2013. Most important objective? To succeed in expressing a VOICE specific to that blogger and blog!
|BLOGGING FOR A WORLD AUDIENCE, SPRING 2, 2013, at the Language Institute, Georgia Tech (photo by Ruth Schowalter, aka Hallelujah Truth)|