30 Day Film Challenge / Day 25

Today the challenge is a film that inspired me.

I taught art in a clinical setting for five years. I combined photography and writing, but writing did not come easy for the at-risk children I taught. Finding a way to inspire them and motivate them was a challenge. When I discovered this film, I made it part of my curriculum.

Of course, because of the nature of the film, I always had to get parental permission to show the film. I learned quickly that the reality of their lives was often worse than the film, so getting permission was never a problem.

“Freedom Writers” is a 2007 film written and directed by Richard LaGravenese. It is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diaries, real life experiences of a teacher by Erin Gruwell.

I decided to take on this challenge for July after reading about it from SandmanJazz. Check out his blog and his entry for the twenty-fifth day of the challenge. Maybe even join in!


SoCS – Check This Out

Linda has given us an interesting word to consider for  Stream of Consciousness Saturday:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “check/cheque/Czech.” Use one, use ’em all, use ’em any way you’d like. Have fun!

‘Check it out, guys!’ That was the first thing that came into mind. I can check that one off of Linda’s list.

When I lived in Florida, our house was very close to the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden. It was the home and studio of Czech sculptor, Albin Polasek. It is a beautiful home with lovely gardens. We were very involved with them and attended many fund raisers on the grounds. One of the events they wanted to do was hold something that saluted his heritage. A beer festival came up!

I love a good beer and have only had Czech beer once. I was looking forward to that event, but alas, it never really got off the ground.

When we took our trip to Switzerland and Venice, we brought along traveler’s checks. Of course, in Switzerland, it would be a traveler’s cheque. Isn’t it funny how some words are easily translatable between languages.

I have really been checked out this week and it shows in the few blogs I have read or written. I am glad the movie challenge is coming to a close. It is a lot to write about the same sort of subject every day. I am glad I did it, I will see it through, but I will be really glad when it is over.

It is after midnight and I am already thinking about my morning coffee and breakfast. Hey! Maybe I can get extra, extra bonus points because I eat Wheat Chex for breakfast. Is Chex plural? Is one morsel a check, a cheque, or a Czech or simply a single Chex?

Check, please! I am out of here.

Don’t forget to check in on people during this pandemic. Especially on people who live alone.