13 September 2011

What an awesome week! We are well underway in our second year. Classrooms are fuller than they were last year. We have a great staff who all genuinely like each other and are working for the better of our great Atala kids. Enough said on that. Can't ask for anything more.

Starting to think about fundraising. Working on the 2nd Annual Atala Chili Cook-Off already. Promises to be bigger and more exciting (and hopefully drier!) than last year's.

Just found out I was commissioned to write a new composition for the Greater Miami Youth Symphony. The piece will be based on Marjory Stoneman Douglas' "River of Grass" and will have the GMYS orchestra wearing equalizer t-shirts. Should be very cool for a beach performance. Later in the year, they'll perform it down here in Homestead.

Also just found another calling--Media Consultant. Working on a great project with new friends. Lots to think about but can't say much at the moment. Will involve editing a book as the primary duties to start. Glad to be back in editing/publishing. I miss working on the journal and the encyclopedia project. Sounds like a great project to jump back in.

Liam's 10th birthday is this weekend. We're doing a video game (Atari) party. Hope he lets me play, too...  ;)

Spread your wings and fly people!