An Extensive Word Bank

A collection of musings

My Hopes for Night of the Notables: A Document of Learning

Two days to go. It seems hard to believe that it was only a month ago when we had decided on our Eminent person. Our life in Talons had been consumed with the task of collecting research, securing an interview, writing speeches, and creating learning centers. And all the while, documenting our journey through blog posts. BLOG POSTS! Always. In. the. Back. Of. Your. Mind. Anyways… My top priority at the moment.. Read More

An Interview with Bear

Many emails had been sent, and Night of the Notables was steadily approaching. The quest for an interview had begun, and I was contacting as many people as possible, who may have known really anything about Sally. Yes, Sally and I are on a first name basis now. Logically, I began my search at Sally’s namesake organization, hoping to talk to  someone who may have known her personally. I then.. Read More

Drowning [Happily] in Books

The TALONS group hit the streets of downtown Vancouver this past week, barricading sidewalks and wreaking havoc with every step. Our destination? Vancouver Public Library. Now that we have chosen our notable figure to study, the next step is to get to know that person little better. And what better place to do this than the 6 floored architectural giant known as the Vancouver Public Library? It was overwhelming to say the least. Our.. Read More

The Notable Sally Ride

It has been asked countless times over these past few days, a question that I had not yet found an answer to, until just recently. Who? In the past, this question has been answered with well-known names such as Maya Angelou, Harry Houdini, Jane Goodall, and Isaac Newton, while this year, even more names present themselves. Even these few names are only a small sample of the many notable people who live,.. Read More

An Ambitious Start to the Year

If one were to consult for the definition of the word ‘ambition’, they would find something along these lines: ‘an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment. ie: Too much ambition caused him to be disliked by his colleagues.’ By choosing ambition as a definitive word for myself, I am  forced to acknowledge.. Read More