In the Continuum
While I'm recommending, I finished reading Motherless Brooklyn (by Jonathan Lethem) last week. So great. How many books can make you laugh out loud on the subway? I think everyone else on earth has already read it (or at least everyone else in New York), but it's about a petty mobster who has Tourette's. He's doing a stake-out when his boss gets killed, and from there he turns detective...
I also recommend attending the next teacher-blogger happy hour if you have a blog. On Friday, 11 of us went to Moe's, a bar in Brooklyn. Well, 8 were bloggers and 3 friends of bloggers. Anyway, lots of talk, beer, and, later, Mexican food. I don't know what will come out of this - some friendships, certainly - but perhaps more. We have all, for one reason or another, chosen to put our voices out there as NYC schoolteachers. And more and more people are starting to listen, which is both great and a little alarming. So the question becomes: can we maintain our diverse perspectives but also find ways to work together to do something positive for the kids and teachers of this city?