Author Archives: Harry Brake

About Harry Brake

Employee of Woodbridge High School, Library Media Specialist, Media crazy! :)

Festival of Words…You NEVER Realize Where Reading Will Take You.

I honestly cannot remember a single time is has occurred, close at times, but never to this extent.  Reading this made me realize how much school libraries and the experiences that occur outside of them, as much as what happens … Continue reading

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“Act Today for Impact Tomorrow”

March 8, 2019 – Our District-wide Professional Development Day at Woodbridge High – some of you may hear that soundtrack of Jaws in the background, but do not fret – think more like the soundtracks of Han Zimmer, because sure … Continue reading

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Reinvention

A talented colleague of mine from Mexico wrote the following: “Had a profound, perspective changing evening yesterday. Those of you who tend to enjoy this type of introspective thought process (TJ Larum, Suzanne Grundyblum, Paula Roufs, Ellie Briana, Samantha Ayers … Continue reading

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Working for Living…

Taxes came back today – that was the fastest I ever received a return – Spring 2019 semester paid off, some bills paid off, next paycheck will jump ahead to getting my storage out of storage from Mexico and finally, … Continue reading

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Heavy Weight in the Stacks We Choose…

…Hour 33, Day Two of 24in48… and what does 24in48 reading marathon mean so far? For sure despite wanting to roll through a stack of books, I had to find a way to remain connected to 24in48 without accomplishing a … Continue reading

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The “Little Things” Have Something Bigger to Say

Blogs are amazing. I mean, take the chance to check in, write what you seem, experience, and realize – record it in time, and then when you come back to years later, you can revisit that moment and recollect where … Continue reading

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Still Clamoring in the Room of Requirement…

Going back to school – after a vacation – let me tell you- harder than most think.  I think I found the key to getting past that feeling of dread.  It worked today heading back to work after a well-needed … Continue reading

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What You See/Expect is Not All That There is to See/Expect

Shriner’s Hospital.  I was struck by the latest commercial – this is a great one: and this came to hit home this past year.   I was lucky enough to witness the many many opportunities that Shriner’s Hospital offer as … Continue reading

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Resolutions of Opportunity & Impact- What Changes Everything.

A year in perspective, many changes and ups and downs for all of us.  In seeing myself relocated a lot of changes in a new school district for the first time, and in the states when that was not at … Continue reading

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Twelve Hours in a Bookstore, Pages Turning…

The last two days were exactly that, 10:00AM – 10:00PM on hand wrapping gifts and filling time when that did not occur.  Sunday, completely different looking day.  Arriving at 10:00 AM, and by 11:00 AM, I was surrounded by gifts … Continue reading

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