Wednesday, March 07, 2007

PlayWell & Lego's & Engineering

Last week, I was in Oakland and San Francisco. I stayed with a couple of college friends. He is a director of a non-profit that provides after school programs that children that are between the age of 5 and 12. He is teaching basic engineering principals via Lego's. On my first day there I helped him teach a class.

I have to admit he has a cool job. Not only is it cool but it's fun. To oversimplify, he makes a living by playing with kids. When I was assisting him teach a class, I sent 3 hours playing with 3rd graders. Playing with these California 3rd graders gave me a sense of fulfillment. It's amazing how little people can renew one's faith.

Friday, March 02, 2007

If you know anything about me....

This may give you a giggle. It is from an article that I was reading about a new movie called "Black Snake Moan".

Really, though, the character, played with his usual fearsome wit by Samuel L. Jackson, is a tried-and-true Hollywood stock figure: the selfless, spiritually minded African-American who seems to have been put on the earth to help white people work out their self-esteem issues.

It was in this moment, that I learned that I was a tried-and-true Hollywood stock figure.

What can you do... you are what you are.