Celebrating James #sdawpphotovoices

What a night of celebration for 35 years of teacher passion!  James Coleman, drama-dance teacher at Spence School for Girls presented his last play last night, Love and Information by Carly Churchill.  A play filled with lots of short scenes, lots of young actors, clever scene changes that moved seamlessly. WOW!
James looked tired last night, the way I remember feeling but it was an appreciated tired and in two weeks or so, after the holidays James will be ready to really celebrate on Broadway with me.

As we sat together for a late night post-show dinner we did get to share our bonding experience at Hofstra U, my alma mater.  25 years ago I was back for a two-week theater course, to live in the dorms again and walk the campus as I had in 1967 just beginning as a freshman.

James and I found each other easily there because most of the participants were elementary teachers in search of an easy 6 grad credits in July.  Little did they know that it wouldn’t be so easy.  For us, real high school directors the challenges were wonderful and with a small group of fellow directors we spent a great two weeks.

And from that summer on we have blossomed as friends and colleagues.  I couldn’t have touched Shakespeare if I hadn’t seen his Hamlet.

As I begin Kim’s month of GIVING Photo Challenge, this post that’s been sitting and gathering dust in my draft box, is a perfect way to kick-off December.

Thanks James for our friendship.  Now that you have joined my club when can move forward on the same page.  Morning time can be savored.

One thought

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


"writing is the painting of the voice" -Voltaire-

Tammy L. Breitweiser

writer * educator * reader

lit bits and pieces

Snippets of learning and life


a motherhood community for moms who do it all


This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas

Crawling Out of the Classroom

In everything that my students and I do together, we strive to find ways to use reading and writing to make the world outside of our classroom a better place for all of us to be

Lisa's Ramblings: Random Thoughts on the World We Live In...


Freeing the Writer Within

As I See It

Observations on Life

AnnaGCockerille Literacy

The Generative Power of Language: Building Literacy Skills One Word at a Time

Haddon Musings

There are 11,507 stories in Haddonfield; this is one of them.

To Read To Write To Be

Thoughts on learning and teaching

Just Let Me Teach

MrsWp, ELA Teacher


How to stay sane studying to become a teacher, and eventually, during your first years (when I get there!)


Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

%d bloggers like this: