Friday, May 1, 2015

Welcome to ISFI 15!

This blog will be the repository for all the ideas, resources, happenings, musings, inspirations, and information that need to be shared amongst us.  Each of you will get to post and even if you are a rookie blogger, this is a great, low-pressure way to be initiated into the blogosphere.  Don't worry if this feels overwhelming; we are here to help and happy to answer all your tech questions. 

For a directional screencast on how to post on the blog, follow this link.

Brigid and Patricia


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  2. As I sit quietly tonight, a bit exhausted from the day, I feel the great joy of once again being a learner. I am grateful for the open hearted sharing of all the members of the group, the effective instructorship, and the inspiration of the presenters. A bit terrified of what is to come, I remember this poem of Seamus Heaney "Digging." Hope you

    BY SEAMUS HEANEY 1939–2013
    Between my finger and my thumb
    The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.

    Under my window, a clean rasping sound
    When the spade sinks into gravelly ground:
    My father, digging. I look down

    Till his straining rump among the flowerbeds
    Bends low, comes up twenty years away
    Stooping in rhythm through potato drills
    Where he was digging.

    The coarse boot nestled on the lug, the shaft
    Against the inside knee was levered firmly.
    He rooted out tall tops, buried the bright edge deep
    To scatter new potatoes that we picked,
    Loving their cool hardness in our hands.

  3. Lovely, thanks. Perfectly timed for the planting of onions and .....peas! Have a great ending to your school years.

  4. Lorry, thanks for Seamus Heaney - not the typical Irish patriot. Lest we Americans forget that Ireland - not Virginia - was the first English colony!