Thursday’s Thought of the Day

“Explaining something makes it go away, so to speak; what’s important is left after you have explained everything else.”

– Edward Gorey

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Yo Yo Crazy

I don’t have any empirical data for this, but I would estimate that I utter (yell?) the phrase “put that yo-yo away!” about 24,736 times a week. Yo-yos are BIG this year at St. Georges. (For the record: I am very pro yo-yo, but very anti reckless-swinging-around-the-library-where-things-can-get-knocked-over.)

Well. If you can keep a secret, I’m going to let something very exciting slip: an upcoming Human Library guest is a yo-yo guru! Jasper in Grade 5 – so often the recipient of my entreaties above – asked if we could invite the current world champion to the school. Unfortunately, Gentry Stein does not live locally, but we’ve secured an awesome yo-yo expert from right here in Vancouver! We’re still working out details so can’t tell you too much yet, but he gave me the heads-up that the Canadian Yo Yo Championships are being held on March 28th at Taylor Park Elementary School! More information can be found here.

If you’re new to the yo-yo craze, check out Gentry Stein’s world championship routine below. It’s incredible!


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Wednesday’s Thought of the Day

“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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Tuesday’s Thought of the Day

For every minute

you are angry

you lose

60 seconds



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Monday’s Thought of the Day

“Gratitude is like a flashlight. It lights up what is already there. You don’t necessarily have anything more or different, but suddenly you can actually see what it is. And because you can see, you no longer take it for granted.” – M.J. Ryan in Attitudes of Gratitude.

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Friday’s Thought of the Day

Last night on the sports channel

I watched the rodeo.

Those cowboys have it right;

the best and the beauty of it.

You cannot win, so you ride

for as long as you can and enjoy it.

When you dismount,

whether it be on your own or not,

it won’t look pretty. You’ll limp off.

But you’ll feel good; your heart

will be pounding like it never has,

and walking away, one crazy step

after another, your ears will ring

with the loud approval

of those who never felt so good.

~ Louis McKee

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(Library) Bukkit List

As part of our library renovation, we got some wheeled folding whiteboards, which have been great for helping the students plan, envision and organize themselves. Last night Daniel took the opportunity to create his “bukkit list” for what he wants to accomplish. It’s pretty interesting and varied!

Podcasting, knitting, recycling, traveling... is there anything Daniel doesn't want to do?

Podcasting, knitting, recycling, traveling… is there anything Daniel doesn’t want to do?

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