Wednesday, December 12, 2007

This from Lynn

In case you may have missed it, this just in from Lynne;

Due to the large turnout expected for the Parent-Teacher Association’s Winter Feast this Friday evening (5:30–7:30 PM), the event will be held in the cafeteria of P.S. 178 (12-18 Ellwood Street, corner of Ellwood and Bogardus Place). Many thanks are due to Principal De De Budd and her staff for welcoming us back to their space.

Please see the volunteer sign-up sheets in the entrance of our building if you’d like to help with children’s activities. All parents must play an active role in supervising the children in order for the event to run smoothly. If you’d like to help with set-up or clean-up, please plan to arrive a little early or stay a little late.

We look forward to seeing you and your children on Friday night!


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

looking for an evening nanny

Dear All,

I hope it is ok if I post this here, but I thought that you might understand the situation the best.
My parents are going back to Romania this holiday season which means that starting January it will be just me and Claire.
Claire will be going to the Y up to 5,30 every day but I need to find someone who will wait for her when the bus brings her home from the Y and will stay with her until I get home. My returning time is variable but somewhere between 6-8PM. Do you know of anyone who is available for evening babysitting?
If you have a recommendation or any ideas for my problem please email me at

Thanks a lot!


Monday, November 19, 2007

Mural work etc.

Do any of you have images, moving or still, of Saturday's doings in the school playground? Would love to see some. Would also like to read some impressions of the endeavor. Was it fun? Was it messy? Fill us in please.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

May be of interest

I'm not entirely sure if this is appropriate but I'm going to do it anyway.

I have posted a new body of work, (20 images), exploring the sibling relationship of two little boys. Yes, you've guessed it, Eoin and Connor. This body of work is for a grant to further my endeavors in capturing the essence of childhood play, curiosity, devilment and everything else. As Connor has gotten more articulate, he and Eoin can now discuss all sorts of weird and wonderful things and plan their explorations in some detail. These images attempt to explore that. Should you be interested,
they're here.

Next up is Jonathan's youtube promo for his strangely beautiful new book. I'll say no more but let it speak for itself. Jonathan, if I'm out of line here, please let me know and I'll remove this or you can do so yourself.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

CEC meeting Thursday 15th

Is anyone going? I can't: Tercio's working that night. We should try to get some bodies there, as per Lynne's request in the e-mail she sent on the 7th. I'll copy it here in case anyone didn't get it.

Lynne's email:
"I’m writing with an update on the situation with the District 6 Community Education Council (CEC) that arose last month, when they passed a resolution protesting the fact that the Sherman Avenue site had been assigned to WHA without their direct input.

A few of us have been in dialogue with various CEC members with the aim of reaching a compromise: As of last night, two members have offered to draft a revised resolution, which would affirm WHA’s assignment to the Sherman Avenue site, while asking that the DOE consult the CEC more directly in future siting decisions.

If the new resolution moves ahead, it would be presented at the next CEC Public Meeting on Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 PM. We will want to have a few WHA representatives there to witness the proceedings and speak on our school’s behalf if necessary. Please let me know if you can attend this meeting. It is important that we have at least a few parents there.

The CEC has also informed us that Garth Harries, who delivered our siting decision, has agreed to meet with them to discuss the steps through which this decision was made. Crystal plans to be in touch with Mr. Harries prior to this meeting to be sure we are all on the same page.

THANK YOU to all of you who have been collecting signatures for the past few weeks. The CEC is aware of our petition drive, and I’m sure it’s part of the reason they’re now willing to reconsider their position. While the outcome of this situation is not yet definite, it’s promising news that some CEC members are willing to engage in constructive dialogue around this issue. "

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Loads o' pix

As an Irishman, such as meself, might say.. BRILLIANT!

And now for some pix from Sioux:

I hope this posts OK...had a lot of trouble uploading thru Safari, so I'm trying Firefox. No idea how this will look once posted. Forgive a bad layout, please!

Just had to get at least the one of Miss Pinnie in her mask up here.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

These are Daita's pictures

I linked these from Daita's public gallery at Picasa. The embedding feature wasn't working, for some reason, so I used html code. I will prepare some basic instructions for using code to link material into a blog hopefully tomorrow evening.

Thanks for these images Daita. They're wonderful. What a wonderful morning that was.

Posting pix, vids etc

I have a substantial amount of post production work to do from a recent shoot so I'll post some ideas on uploading video clips and photographs as soon as I can. Perhaps tomorrow night (Sunday).

I look forward to seeing lots more images here
(both moving and still) of the little ones in action.

'Till later then.
Paul. (Eoin's dad)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

MOMA Shots Part 2

If I have time at the weekend I'll post some instructions on uploading pictures, audio and video.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

MOMA Shots Part 1

Here are some of the shots I made during the trip to MOMA. I hope we'll see some more from the other folks present.

I'll post more on the morrow.