Contributed Breaking Projects
Anne Dalke, Jun 23, 2011
But I was after the truth, which impels me...in the searches I conduct both in my classes and in student conferences. That is the cause of my questioning, unremitting, my refusal of complacency, my insistence that, hard and deep as we may dig, we will never, ever get to the bottom.
Rob Goldberg, Jun 23, 2011
Struggling to think of an apt high-school yearbook quote, I suggested Waylon Jennings’, “I’ve been a long-time leaving but I’ll be a long-time gone,” but my mother instead convinced me to use Dickens’, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” At the time I said something like, “I guess that’s a better quote Mom” and went on my way. Now in the hindsight of 28 years of experience, my eyes involuntarily fill with tears every time I revisit this moment. That one word “worst” covers a lot of ground.
Paul Grobstein, Jun 26, 2011
Why are we so upset by death and other breaks, by losses that produce disruptions of the established pattern of things, when so many other things around us treat them with equanimity, even indifference?
Jody Cohen, Jun 30, 2011
She opens the Lucky Strikes and lights one, then another and another,
experimenting with how to do it until suddenly she’s
swaying in the buzzing morning heat.
Alice Lesnick and Alice Wipperman, Jul 11, 2011
please I desire none of it but there was nothing else for sale and the money burns a well in my sole i want to walk
Samantha Matinez, Jul 22, 2011
My thick walls of protection disintegrated and what was left was a shell of me, in pain, weak, with a loss of words, and a near deadly fascination with dying.
Jessye Cohen-Dan, Jul 27, 2011
he tells us, putting back the pieces of something broken, or merely,
made loose at the seams.
Jody Cohen, Aug 1, 2011
Bharath Vallabha, Aug 14, 2011
If the teacher doesn’t stand for something, if the teacher doesn’t say there are some things which are good and some bad, then the students will not have the rupture which is essential for growth.
Hallie Garrison, Aug 18, 2011
[image: Anne Dalke]
Someone’s marriage leads to someone’s birth, a death, a relation, twice-removed in a gene pool of obligation, or maybe true love, or perhaps legacy. You can’t start over, because you can’t stop it, that forward march.
Elizabeth Catanese, Aug 19, 2011
David Feingold, Aug 30, 2011
Diversity-themed video consisting of quotes, music background and artist's images. Dedicated to the memory of Professor Paul Grobstein, Bryn Mawr College.
Wil Franklin, Aug 31, 2011
... after a life of breaking with old ways, old friends and relationships, with home, with roots, with dreams, what does one become? What does one fall back on? What is my shape, my color, my default?
Elizabeth Catanese, Aug 31, 2011
It's about finding a whole and releasing a hole. Breaking happens first.
Alice Lesnick, Sep 3, 2011
My friend, this is changing:
Suspense, you know, breath
Paul Grobstein, Laura Cyckowski, and Alice Lesnick, Sep 8, 2011
Ivana Evans, Sep 18, 2011
As a child, I hungered for power and influence, like I suppose many of the children in my impoverished hometown. I heard of children attempting to obtain such power through stealing and killing. But I knew that wasn’t the type of power I wanted.
Alice Lesnick and Xuan-Shi Lim, Oct 14, 2011
consciously, step one, then the other foot follows; moving. the past catches up. moving, unconsciously. the restless mind runs, just as the water flows, unceasingly.
Linkai Jiang, Nov 16, 2011
Remember when you were just born? Ok, you probably don’t remember it--and that is exactly how you want to be at the incipient moment of people watching.
Ivana Evans, Jan 14, 2012