Putting chin to knee

Serendipitous that I should get this invitation to start a word press blog, just as I thought of a line, while doing chi gung, that felt like it made a good title for a blog

So here we are. Putting chin to knee. Jaw to leg.
Thinking of the image I saw today in an old copy of the Digger Papers,  a 1965 or so hippie broadside newprint folio, which reproduces a woodcut with the caption carved in in all caps, ” THE END OF THE WAR,” and the image is of Ho Chi Minh looking of into a distant future with a wise and inscrutable look, while Johnson is resting his head on Ho’s shoulder, as if asking forgiveness, while Ho pats him on the back in comfort.
So the thought was, with Bush being the Apologizer, to whom could he be giving his grief and sorrow? Surely not Saddam Hussein, and Osama Bin Laden seems grotesque to put in that role. Kofi Annan was the only person who came to mind…capable of receiving such a testament. 

Fred is a Teaching Artist, an arts integration advocate & a social justice activist. He is near completing a two-month Residency as String Game Performance Teacher at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville, CA, and performed at the 2015 Santa Cruz Storytelling Festival. He also serves as Teacher Consultant for Professional Development with UCSC's Central California Writing Project and as their Technology Liaison to the National Writing Project. He is a Connected Learning Facilitator and coordinates Face To Face Drop Ins on Connected Learning biweekly at Arts Council Santa Cruz County. He teaches self-directed & connected learning via real-world projects & string games through his Original Digital Project, an Associate of the Arts Council.

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