Opening Statement



Saturday, 28 January 2012

Telephone Voting Approved!

Yes, it's true! At the last staff rep meeting it was announced that the TSU executive approved telephone voting for this spring's election. It can help avoid your issues and concerns from last year. If you are an itinerant or out of school on a class trip, at a meeting or coaching a sporting event, you can still vote. We don't need ballot boxes, short fixed voting times or scrutineers anymore. The voting can be done all day using a school or private phone and the results tabulated within minutes.

Second Vice President Frank Bruno and I put forward an important friendly amendment to further protect the security and integrity of the telephone voting procedures, before we both could support it. Your voter registration number will be mailed to your home rather than handed out at school or otherwise through the TSU office. In addition a second number, for example the last 4 digits of your phone number, will be used as a safeguard against proxy voting. You can vote, as a TSU or TOTL member, but you must do it yourself, which is only fair. Nobody should be going around school collecting numbers and voting for you or the others who don't vote anyway! 

The by-law approved at last spring's UAGM also allows for computer voting. That option can be considered more carefully and in more depth for next year. A paper ballot can be cast in an emergency situation at the TSU office on election day, details still forthcoming. You can hear the candidates' speeches and have a Q+A  at the UAGM.  The executive scheduled May 16 for the UAGM with the Elections to follow on May 24.

No voting system is ever perfect. It takes time to set them up right. It's great that TSU is moving forward using the new communication and info technology available today. If you check my Blog Archives from May - June 2011 you will note that there were many views expressed, especially by our members, about the pro's and con's of in school balloting last year. Paper ballots with manual counts posed many difficulties that our new telephone voting system can address. Ask your staff rep for more details about the announcement and discussion on telephone voting at their last meeting if need be.

You can see my May - June Blog Archives for more of my thoughts on  technological advance, and the issues that arose with paper balloting during our last TSU election. Scroll down the page to the bottom of this blog column. Truly our TSU executive has worked together very well in your interest. Telephone voting will move TSU one step further to improve our unit's voting procedures for you!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Teacher + Union News + Views: A Brief Update!


Look for my blog updates later this week, probably after Tuesday. There's a fair bit percolating. Get up to speed on our RAF's Religious Affairs Committee plans for the upcoming Spring Respect Life Week, Ottawa March and popular Newman Lecture Series. More news on our Ad Hoc Special Education report too. There's a pub or two or three on the horizon. All this and a lot more my colleagues and friends, so please stay tuned!

Readers are still visiting my site to catch up on the news about Steve Hnatiuk and to access his Slide Show link. Did you catch the Archbishop Tom Collins Video Bar below this blog column yet? Much food for thought! Meanwhile I'm updating the photo features on the sidebars and at the bottom of my page. Yup Christmas and indeed New Years are surely over. So I'll keep this brief.

Please find the blogs and link for Steve below;
 

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Steve Hnatiuk's Slide Show

Dear Colleagues:

We continue to pray for Steve, his family, friends, colleagues and for our JCM-TCDSB school community. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and life affirming. 

I have asked Steve's family permission to share the link here to the slide show of his life shown at the visitation, for those of you who couldn't attend, or would like to see it again. Please go to:

 http://vimeo.com/34942556

Anyhow, Friday Janet and I joined everybody at Steve's visitation, and gave our condolences to his family. It's amazing how much his brothers look like him. His mom shared some funny stories with us, and we learnt that he was the all Toronto Chess Champion! In Grade 6 that is! :-) It was especially touching to see so many of our JCM students present and often in their school uniform. This has been really, really hard on them. They are real troopers.

This Saturday morning was bitterly cold. That didn't stop Steve's many teacher and board colleagues from showing up to join his family and friends for the funeral at 11am in St. Monica's church. There had been some confusion about the time of the funeral. I hope my obituary helped if you weren't sure.

Lots and lots of our JCM students, some proudly wearing their basketball team colours came out to honour their teacher and coach. In his homily father reminded us that we we are baptised into the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, a very comforting and uplifting, if not difficult message to sometimes accept at trying times. I'm sure many of us left feeling very inspired.

Steve's funeral was sad, but truly as father notes, it was a celebration. One could feel a great sense of community as we later lingered on the way out. There were teachers from Steve's schools, JCM, Jean Vanier and Marshall McLuhan, also many others, including Steve's friends, colleagues and fellow coaches from across the board. I saw Superintendent Rory McGuckin, a former principal at our school, and many of our VP's from the past. JCM VP Paul Raso was one of the poll bearers. President Rene Jansen from the TSU offices came to offer respects. Steve's family and many, many friends were then joined by the huge throng afterwards around the corner at Staccos on Yonge St., over coffee, drinks, snacks, and pool.

Death can tear us apart as a community. It can also bring us together. It was a fine tribute to Steve that so many of us were able to come together in his honour as a city wide Catholic school community over this past week, as trying as it has been, and in so many different ways. Surely we will continue to pray for Steve, and his family in our own pain and his resurrection with the Lord. Truly He is our spark of light and warmth here in the deep, dark depths of the winter night.


The service was at 11am Saturday in St. Monica's Catholic Church.



Here's Steve with the JCM Volleyball team at the 2011 TSU Volleyball Tournament out at PJ2.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Steve Hnatiuk JCM Teacher + Coach


Steve Hnatiuk: James Cardinal McGuigan Business teacher and coach-






Steve Hnatiuk with some of his many JCM colleagues and friends. Steve is in the centre.


I can't say I knew Steve very well but I passed him constantly in the hallways at our school and we always said hello. He was invariably very polite and friendly with a smile on his face. He always called me "Sir". He certainly didn't need to but that was Steve. If this all sounds rather mundane please bear with me. What struck me most about Steve's demeanour was that he was always impeccably polite and respectful, to everyone, be they a colleague, visitor or our students.


Steve always dressed like a teacher from back in the day, with business like slacks and shirt. His hair was always army cut short. I remember he was once asked why in the staffroom. He said he did so because he thought that is the way he should dress as a Business teacher. I know when I started out in the 1980's we all pretty much had to dress like that. School is often a lot more informal now. Still Steve had his standards and he stuck to them, which is something I really respect.


He was very popular as the student's coach, and I understand a very fine young Business teacher too. Quite frankly, I've been at McGuigan twenty years now, and am slowly turning my mind to consider retirement. I've felt a whole lot better about the prospect over the past few years Steve has been at JCM because we now have so many keen, excellent young teachers like him entering our teaching profession. Their numbers at my school alone have soared. I believe it is very invigorating and continues the renewal process of our profession for the years ahead.


Teaching is very much a commitment to service, even a vocation for many of us. One of my portfolios as your TSU 3rd VP is executive liaison for our Beginning Teachers Committee. I consider this a great honour because new teachers are the future of our teaching profession, and the prospects at McGuigan and across our board, as with Steve, are so exceptionally promising.


It is not for me to go on at great length about Steve. Our younger teachers knew him a lot better. They will have all the really great stories to share. Still I know Steve was an integral part of his generation of new teachers at my school. His passing must be especially heartfelt by them. Most of us fondly recall the new teachers we started out with. Usually we continue to work with them in various capacities at the TCDSB for the rest of our careers.


I recall coming to JCM 20 years ago from SJMP. I was only a few years older than Steve. I was so excited that my career was taking off. Like many of my peers I was busy buying a home and starting a family of my own. There have been many trials and triumphs since then. God willing I can now consider a good pension in my middle age to do as I please, still enjoying my relative wealth, health, family and friends. Steve will not have these opportunities. This is what makes his death especially hard for me to take.


These are very difficult days at McGuigan. Our staff and admin has been especially good at keeping everyone advised on Steve's rapidly deteriorating cancer condition, and in planning how we would announce and deal with his passing as a Catholic school community. You might imagine how it feels to happily return to school feeling recharged from the Christmas holidays only to be greeted with this news right away.


As a Catholic school community we prayed together that Steve might pull through against all odds, on our first day back. Next day we were told by those who knew him best that he put up a valiant fight right to the very end. Steve had lived and died by his own advice to our students, "Always try your best". Steve was not about to give up the good fight, and if he could've had his druthers, he never would have either. He had hoped to fight and beat his cancer right up to the very end, but it was not to be.


Our faith teaches us that Steve is with his creator now. This is actually a very good reason to rejoice for Steve as awkward as that might seem. Of course it is very difficult for the rest of us, whose hour has not yet come, to gladly suffer his passing in our own lives be we family, colleagues, students or good friends. It's a pretty grim reminder of our own mortality, and a sad fact. He was a good man with such promise who was cut down in his prime through no fault of his own. However the only pain that exists now is in our hearts and soul as we remain to carry on with our own lives, and teaching vocations.


Grief counselling is being provided at JCM by staff and the various resource people from our board. We seek solstice in prayer for Steve, and for all of us who so deeply feel his loss. We've learnt the family has asked their privacy be respected for now, but we look forward to being able to celebrate Steve's life and death in the presence of Christ at his funeral on Saturday, or even at his visitation today and tomorrow. Many of our TSU members who can't attend will hopefully still be there with Steve and us in your prayers. Here's to you Steve! God bless!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Archbishop Tom Collins Appointed Cardinal!


It's official, Toronto Archbishop Tom Collins is going to Rome next month to be invested as a Cardinal. It's quite an honour. Not only are the Cardinals the popes closest advisers, but they also choose the next pope from among their ranks. So someday will we have our own Toronto Pope?


No matter. Like many of you I have enjoyed the privilege of meeting personally with his Excellency on his rounds of the archdiocese, meeting the faithful. After he was appointed to Toronto, he wished to meet with all the partners of Catholic education. That of course included, the parishes, the trustees, the board, and in his Excellency's case, the teacher's too! He gladly accepted our TSU invitation to join us for lunch at one of our executive meetings. I think we were all surprised when he came bounding up the steps, concerned he might be late, after his driver had some trouble finding our office in the condo complex on Wilson Ave.


In my opinion, his everyday charm and direct, personal concern for his flock, is what makes him so delightful for me. He doesn't have to enter with trumpets and great fanfare, far from it. Over lunch he turned out to be quite an amicable fellow equally able to discuss deep ecclesiastic issues, or show us his blackberry and enjoy some informal chatter and good cheer. Tom Collins doesn't have to act like he is an Archbishop, with all the trappings, by his very presence he just is the Archbishop. I got the sense power and responsibility rest quite comfortable on his shoulders. He didn't have to prove anything, he is the real McCoy, and on top of that he's just a regular guy too.


His visit was quite interesting. Over a glass of wine, I enquired as to what he was listening to lately on his Ipod. Without missing a beat he noted he had a few cyber books; the New Testament of course, and Dante's Inferno. He likes classical music and Broadway show tunes. If pressed he will even belt one out for you. How could you not help like the guy?


More importantly, Archbishop Tom Collins let us know that he quite certainly supports our publicly funded Catholic school system, and appreciated the work we do as teachers, on the front lines. I was telling him about my school, James Cardinal McGuigan [JCM] in a perhaps particularly challenging part of the city, in which he expressed great interest. I asked him if he could come visit our students. He gave me his card, told me to call the office and book an appointment. Well,  I figured that was the end of that but a few months later there he was in our school gym meeting the students. They are not an easy crowd to win over or please regardless of who you might be. Out in the streets it's all often the same to them. A title alone does not guarantee anybody credibility.


However, the Archbishop spoke in a very direct and engaging manner, answering some pretty heady religious questions from our more advanced students, and yes, when asked, he belted out a show tune at the close. The students flocked around him to talk Blackberry's on his way out and show him there's. Maybe that's nothing particularly high falootin', but in my estimation he is just what we need, an Excellency for our times. Listen, if the kids in the Jane Finch Keele triangle really like him, like they did, that's no small feat.


On another occasion his excellency accepted our TSU invitation to a reception where we also invited our new board trustees. This was after the Ministry of Education returned control of our board, and perhaps like now, we were very concerned about where this might lead. His excellency was there, and so where some of the trustees. We were of course very honoured and touched he could show up, after all he was getting ready to go to Rome, but nonetheless Archbishop Tom Collins still managed to fit us in his hectic schedule.


Certainly, with the future of our publicly funded Catholic schools facing so many increasing challenges, it's reassuring to have an Excellency like him at the helm. We have the largest public Catholic board in Canada, if not one of the biggest in the world. As we proceed into a new century, I strongly sense the Archbishop is a man of his times and will serve us well, here, and in Rome.


So welcome Archbishop Cardinal Tom Collins to your new position as our Cardinal too! I'm sure we will all , as Catholic teachers, remember him in our prayers, and can rest assured we will be in his. As our experiences at TSU and my school suggest, he is not one to hesitate rolling up the foot of his gown and treading straight into the rough waters of Catholic education in our province, our schools, our city, union, and board. I'm sure like the rest of our TSU members I certainly look most forward to both his very inspiring spiritual and human guidance as our new Cardinal in the years ahead.


Archbishop Tom Collins visits with the staff at JCM.



The students check out the Archbishop's Blackberry. He was a big hit with the kids.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

My Blog -A Year End Review!

It's minus 12 degrees centigrade today and tomorrow doesn't look much better. Fortunately it's sunny and there isn't any snow on the ground. So, be seeing as I have the week off I'm not going outside at all. Matter of fact I'm still in my pyjamas, with my coffee and laptop in the music room, where I very well may stay for the better part of the day. Yup.


I've been reviewing my blog statistics and have promised a year end review. I can tell you how many reader visits I get each day and where they originate. There's more, but let's leave it at that. Today I will examine the number of visits, where they originate, and which have been my most read blogs. First I will do so by the year, and then for the last month also, to balance things out. Of course since my blogspot first came online in late March it's not been quite a whole year. At first I just tinkered about fine tuning nad setting it up.Then the blogs started flowing in earnest during April. That was during my TSU [Toronto Secondary Unit] teacher's union executive re-election campaign as your TSU 3rd VP, and continued into May. I've continued to grow the site from there. So here are some stats:


Readership: This is the total number of readers who visit my blogspot. As of New Years Eve, I had reached 8550 visits, or reader "hits" as they say in the biz, for the past year. It's slow right now, what with the teacher readers like myself just enjoying the Christmas holidays. Indeed 3/4's of my readers are here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2nd place goes to the USA, 3rd to Russia, and 4th to the UK. That has remained pretty constant all year, with a smattering of other readers from South America, Asia, and the other European countries. Even considering this months tally of 900 visits the readership location breakdown has pretty much remained exactly the same all year long. However I have seen a constant rise in my Russian readership, recently up to 3rd place, especially for my travel blogs on Cuba, Mexico and New York. My non-Canadian readers also seem to like my Toronto stories, which may be of less interest here, for obvious reasons. Still it's nice to be able to tell folk about what life's like, and what we do.


Okay, so here are my Top 10 Most Read Blogs from April to now, based upon the number of reader hits for each. Please be reminded that my Blog Archive is located below this centre blog column on my site. I will give you the dates should you wish to read or revisit any;


#1] Youtube: Who Speaks For Children? [Sept. 16]. This was first posted in April, but I kept re posting it with additional comments during our teacher union campaign in this fall's Ontario provincial election. It outlines our OECTA teacher strategy to emphasis the need to elect an education friendly government.


#2] TSU Rocks The Madison Pub [June 18]. This was our teacher's kick off pub to launch the campaign, spread the word and recruit volunteers from our secondary schools, for the fall Ontario election.


#3] Our TSU Chalkers Pub Night [Oct 29]. This was our annual TSU fall pub night. A lot of our teachers seemed to enjoy it, as a night to get out and socialize with their colleagues from across the city.


#4] The Politics of School and Office [May 27]. A report, in part, on the ugly aftermath of our own May TSU union executive election. Some losing candidates take it pretty personal. They often go out of their way to make it difficult for the rest of us to constructively carry on with our union work for the membership. This will happen whether they are on executive or not. Sad but true! I'd guess they will continue until they get enough of their members elected to control the executive by themselves, or so they'd hope. This self serving nonsense has been going on with the same crowd for the past 3 elections. My blog continues to get a lot of reads, I'd suppose as folks put 1+1 together and figure out who these public figures are, and how they work.


#5] In School Voting By-law -A Pig In A Poke? [May 20]. A follow up on how hastily politically motivated legislation can wrack havoc, as it did this spring, when it was first fledgingly introduced as a result of a half thought out campaign promise by a few very desperate candidates seeking union election the year before.


#6] News Flash: Self Directed PD Approved! [April14]: This was basically my first biggie. It continues to gather reads as others find out about how our teacher's union worked with the school board, to create a system whereby our teacher members could set up and determine their own Professional Development Days, based on their own teacher needs. I posted this here right after it was publically announced, to some consternation. Our union executive has accomplished a lot with these joint committees over the past 4 years. A lot of other teachers elsewhere seem very interested indeed. I'm glad to share the good news, especially across Canada and abroad!


#7] My Blogspot Manifesto [Nov 15]: This has been re posted twice, first appearing in June. I want to make sure my readers, especially in our union, know what my blogspot is all about. Our members either seem to love it or hate it. There has been a certain amount of, I believe, unwarranted angst. I felt the need to set the record straight on what I am doing and why. I refer back to this manifesto a lot myself. I am happy to say I stayed the course providing a report and commentary for you, the TSU teacher union members, who elected me as your representative. I believe I've at least touched upon each of the many different issues I raised and look forward to continue developing these further in the year ahead. Read it sometime if you haven't all ready. Know my aim is true.


#8] Just Supposin' -A Christmas Blogger's Tale [Nov 9]. Some political satire here on events within our unit this fall. It seems to get a lot of repeat reads from our members as they put 2+2 together. If anybody doesn't like it, well so be it. As politicians we are public figures. I would doubt if more than 12 to a maximum of 24 members have a really good idea of our internal political affairs. We have over 2200 members. That is just plain wrong.


#9] My Team TSU A+ List Candidates Report Card [May 9]. My TSU election picks for the spring election, and an explanation of why I recommended them.


#10] A Canuck's Guide To Manhattan NYC [Sept.1]. My blogspot kept active throughout the summer holidays. My travel blogs from Mexico [July] and Cuba [August] were also very well read. They were more of a series than a specific post like this one. The number of reader hits for each is split and therefore don't add up enough to push any one specific blog into the Top Ten. Basically, in July I went diving along the Mayan Riviera and visited the ruins at Chichen-Itza. In August I visited the schools and my teacher buddies in Santiago de Cuba. The latter is an ongoing part of the education development aid work I began with the CSP: Cuba Schools Project in 1992.


So there you are. Now let me list the Top 5 Blogs for the last month. They haven't had as long a run on my blogsite because they are more recent. My blogs with the most reader hits often seem to gather momentum and thus numbers over time. So to perhaps balance things out here these are too;


#1] Our Chalkers Pub Night [Oct 29]. I guess a lot of folks had a really good time or just like my party reviews because it's on my year's Top Ten list too. Hmmmm.


#2] Our Social Media and Confidentiality Agreements [Dec 11]. A pretty big news story that attracted a lot of member attention. Sometimes it's necessary to be the whistle blower, though you might well imagine how this went over in some quarters. Knowledge is power. I would be remiss as your elected executive member to sit by and say nothing. In this social media cyber age none of us are, politically speaking, kings living in castles anymore. A lot if not all of my concerns seem to have since been very well addressed and clarified in a more transparent public manner by your duly elected reps whom you chose to serve and represent you. It just took a long time because of all the other nonsense going on.


#3] Holding hands [Dec. 6] A Christmas story about my mum, my sister and me.


#4] Politics of Shool and Office [May 27th] Yup. Folks are still reading this one a lot. For shame on the culprits. This is not what our teacher's union is all about.  It's about serving the members and not ourselves. There are of course a lot of very fine executive members who I have worked with over the past 4 years. I am very proud of all the great work we have done for our members. It is an honour to work with them. Yet there's always another very loathsome and odious, not to mention unprofessional undercurrent among other, let's say personally ambitious wannabies, which continues through to this day. I would venture to say we will be seeing a lot more of this b.s. in the run-up to our May TSU Executive election this year, especially since it's also a Presidential election, and then of course, there are the other 2 school release time positions up for grabs too. Ho boy.


#5] Just Supposin' -A Christmas Blogger's Tale [Nov 9]. Ditto. More of the same.


Bubbling just under the top 5 is my December Update and Summary [Dec 18], the last blog before we broke for Christmas holidays and my regular local readers went off on your merry ways. It's still a pretty good catch-up on what I have been doing recently as your duly elected TSU 3rd VP, and my own teacher and union views on how things are going.


Anyhow, thanks for reading. I will continue with my teacher and union news and views, travel blogs, stories and whatever else comes across my cyber-scanner. Don't forget there's lots of artwork, photos and the like to see. There's my Youtube Videobar. The polls and games. My pets to feed. I plan to travel a lot again this year. I'd like to add a Poetry and Prose page. We'll see. It's definately not all teacher and union stuff here on my Blogspot, and I plan to keep it as interesting as possible for all my readers. Here's to another blog year ahead as I continue to develop this site!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Welcome to 2012!

Yup! Here we are. I have been up to a whole lot of nothing and quite enjoying it. School doesn't go back til next Monday because we went right up to the 23rd this year, and are entitled to two weeks off. I like it. It was rushed before Christmas but now all the hoopla is over, most everybody else has gone to work and I got our home to myself.

I slept in until about 9am. Paid off a few bills online. Headed out to pick up some Japanese cds I had ordered. They make great quality cds, and classic/ prog rock is still very popular there. Everything is exacting down to the mini-lp sleeves, the inserts, and the mastering is usually quite excellent. Clear. Good sound stage. Not too much bass like a lot of our own domestic releases these days. Boomba-boomba-boomba etc. Not to my liking.

So there I was downtown Toronto at Bathurst and Bloor St West around lunch. It was freezing cold, but sunny, no snow on the ground. I was dressed up warmly, still it is kind of dreary. Life has pretty much returned to normal, with most folk back at work today. I walked around a bit. Visited BMV, probably my favourite local bookstore. Lots of remainders and the like, very reasonably priced. I bought two books, literary studies about the writings of Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. The Beat writers. I always loved the beats. I think with Burroughs it was his dry sardonic wit, with Kerouac his stream of consciousness, Rimbaud type thing.

Actually, at 18 I hitch hiked across Canada to British Columbia. I had my backpack, bundled up with a wok, pup tent, change of clothes and a sleeping bag. Plus a copy of Kerouac's "On the Road", in my back pocket which I read for the first time while I lived my own road trip. Quite an adventure. My girlfriend and I stood on the on-ramp to the 400 with our thumbs stuck out, hitching one ride after another right across Canada. The government of the day had traveller camps set up across the country for young backpackers such as ourselves, or we would sleep in the forest by the roadside. Maybe in the backseat of  a car on a long stretch if it was raining. Often folk invited us into their house, or let me pitch my pup tent in their backyards. I can't say I ever suffered for the want of anything. Caught a ride in a limo into Vancouver, very cool. Made our way over to Vancouver island, hiked through the rain forest and pitched the tent on Long Beach, just outside the town of Tofino. Lived there awhile. There was a whole city of tents in the forest and along the beach, where we'd have communal bonfires and cook up whatever we had to share and eat. It was different being young then. I can't say I'd recommend it to anyone anymore, but there was a time....

Anyway, ever since then I've read a lot of the beat writers. I kept my own journal, starting on my trips. I tried to imitate their style at first, with my own stories to tell. I don't know if the influence shows in my blog writing today. Maybe, maybe not. I think I've pretty much got my own writing voice now, but I still love reading that stuff.

During the early afternoon Janet called me up on my cellphone. Her boss had sent everyone home early because the office was dead. I waited for her at the Second Cup Cafe, north east side of Yonge and College while she went shopping at Winners. I like to sit in a comfy window seat and people watch there. The patrons are friendly. It's just all around nice place to stop for a bit. Janet met up with me for coffee and a muffin. We caught the southbound subway on the Yonge Line to Union Station where it turns north on the University and Spadina Lines and dropped us off back at our cars further north at Yorkdale and Wilson Stations. Came home for leftovers, sitting on the couch watching the evening news together. 

Kind of lazy I know. Today's activities were a real time waster but it just feels so good not to be hurried or busy with this or that all the time. I think I am really going to enjoy this week off!



William S. Burroughs, Allan Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac: Dig the beat!!!




Hooray for the Beats!!!

Communist Girls ARE More Fun!

Communist Girls ARE More Fun!
See below ...

Communist Girls Are More Fun #1

Communist Girls Are More Fun #1

Communist Grrrls are More Fun #2

Communist Grrrls are More Fun #2

Communist Grrrls Are More Fun #3

Communist Grrrls Are More Fun #3

Communist Girls Are More Fun #4

Communist Girls Are More Fun #4

Art at the Paris Louvre: What does it mean?!?

Art at the Paris Louvre: What does it mean?!?
A careful analytical study!

Help! I Have No Arms!

Help! I Have No Arms!
Please scratch my back.

I can't find my underwear!.

I can't find my underwear!.
Have you seen them!

Weee! I can fly!

Weee! I can fly!
Look! I can crawl thru walls!

I have a headache!

I have a headache!
And a broken nose.

I have a square hole in my bum!

I have a square hole in my bum!

Here try this, it's very good!

Here try this, it's very good!
No. You have a bird face.

I have an ugly baby!

I have an ugly baby!
No I'm not!

Let's save all our money + buy pants!

Let's save all our money + buy pants!
OK but I need a new hand too!

Oh no! I got something in my eye!

Oh no! I got something in my eye!

You don't look well.

You don't look well.
No. My head hurts +I have a sore chest.

Would you like a bun?

Would you like a bun?

Chichen-Itza: Lost Maya City of Ruins!

Chichen-Itza: Lost Maya City of Ruins!
The Temple of Kukulkan!

Gotta love it!

Gotta love it!
Truly amazing!

Under Reconstruction!

Under Reconstruction!

Temples + Snakes!

Temples + Snakes!

The Snake!

The Snake!
It runs the length of the ball field!