Today as I am writing this post it is a hot (95 degrees) and humid (90%) day in the greater Washington D.C. area. Don’t make any mistake in thinking that this is a “dry heat”. So, I am especially grateful to Willis Haviland Carrier, who purportedly invented the air conditioner. This little piece of trivia is new to me and I will add it to the list of “things” I learned during 2011.
I was raised in a home where education ruled supreme. And after watching and reading commentary about OPRAH‘s tribute to her by the Moorehouse University graduates who she supported, I gather that we were not the only ones. But, if there is one thing I know for sure- it is that one should never stop learning or you just mentally wilt. (You can watch Oprah’s surprise here)
So, here is my list of things that I want to learn the Summer of 2011. (And add yours to the comments below!)
1- Zumba. Yes, I want to learn more about this form of dance. Would love to hear from others who have tried this dance and exercise form.
2- Learn about HTML. That is a computer term and program “thing” – for those who may need to brush up on it, like me.
3– Read more. I want to read about a random topic. I haven’t picked it out – yet. That will take a trip to the library. And thank the goodness we still have libraries!
4. Learn how to play Mahjong.
and lastly… 5. Learn more about how to operate my “fancy” camera.
TAG – YOU’RE IT! What will you learn this Summer?
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♦Missed my debut radio segment which airs during the 411 Voices- Arts, Entertainment and the Business of it ALL! show? I was privileged to interview Talent Manager, Susan Ferris from the Bohemia Group. Here is the audio- Listen Here
♦Want to learn American Sign Language later this Summer? SIGNING FAMILIES will be offering ONLINE COURSES starting August 2011. Here is what we will be rolling out…
Just for Kids– a basic sign class geared for kids and taught by kids!
Just the Basics- A Sign Class for anyone who wishes to learn, with emphasis on those who are in the hospitality, restaurant, vacation attractions, hotel and business industries.
Adaptive/ Functional Sign Language– A course designed to teach children, their families and educators within the special education communities.
Sign language for medical and dental personnel.
READ SIGNING FAMILIES JUNE NEWSLETTER HERE (ASL Signs and a GIVEAWAY included)