today i tried to make puppets with a very small class of special needs kids. can i get a round of applause in appreciation of the teachers? that was one of the hardest days of work i ever put in. at one point, we were all holding dowels with perpendicular pipecleaners across the middle. one of the aides said, "hey! it looks like the Klan!" it was the kind of class that scared me away from pursuing teaching. i can't wait for xmas. i got a first look at a new puppet show i'm involved in, and lemme tell ya, it's gonna be cool! it's only 7 minutes long, but it will blow your mind! jan. 18th, y'all; you've been forewarned.