Thursday, October 29, 2015

Learned a Song Today on Ukulele

One of my favorite things at work, besides touching the future, is doing extracurricular activities.  I've gotten a few students started playing banjo, I've been on some interesting trips to the Adirondacks and New York City with students, and the last couple years I've been the adviser for the Ukulele Club.  The club is off to a slow start this year.  Its leader, Mo, hasn't been able to recruit any other kids to show up consistently so she and I just hang out for an hour every Thursday in a garden at school.  It's indisputably the best part of my work week.  Today she taught me how to play "Over the Rainbow" and sing it at the same time.  I've made very little progress trying to sing and play banjo so this was big.
The song choice was quite fitting, she chose it because it's so simple, but yesterday afternoon I snapped this picture of our house.  This morning there was another at sunrise that was more spectacular as the eastern sky was bright orange and the rainbow over the house was limited to red and orange.  But you'll have to take my word for it because I couldn't get a decent picture.

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