-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rob's Journal ..... Tuesday August 22 One of the greatest compliments I have ever been paid came from my former principal at South Rowan, Dr Alan King. Although he never told me so, he made the comment in a meeting with guidance officials and administrators that he was certain of one thing. The meeting was centered on the needs of at-risk children, the ones who, all too often, fall between the cracks because they don't conform to be preps, jocks, etc. The comment was that he knew that he had one teacher who could reach any student on campus; one teacher who could talk to the students without talking down to them, that could relate to them as people. That teacher was me. Now that I've been at East for a year, I'm coming to be known as that kind of teacher again. And that's fine with me. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rob's Journal ..... Thursday Night, August 17 Yesterday in my theatre classes, I asked for e-mail addresses, in order to begin a datalist of ACTS members. This will speed things such as announcing casts, issuing reminders, etc. Along with the ones who signed up this afternoon at our first club meeting of the year, I have 90 e-mail addresses. You will be hearing from me soon. Thank you to those of you who have been chaecking out DR.com. And, especially for Erika, the ACTS page is now included in the directory on page 2. Thank you for being with me here at David Roberson . com. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rob's Journal ..... Wednesday Afternoon, August 16 My two nieces, Heather, 8, and Morgan, 4, have been spending the week with us. We've been playing kickball, Scooby Doo boardgames, eating flavored frozen ice, and watching Disney movies, among other things. Sleep is NOT included on the list. They've been looking forward to spending time with their Nanny and Pappa and Uncle David, and we love having them here. Thank you for being with me at David Roberson. com . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rob's Journal ..... Sunday August 13 While checking through the site this afternoon, I noticed that the message board was offline. A quick check at cgiforme showed that the company is upgrading its servers and the network is temporarily out of service. Hopefully, it will be back online soon. Just wanted you to know. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rob's Journal ...... Saturday Night, August 12 Random thoughts: The first week of classes is over, and this should be an interesting year. I have over 80 new theatre students, most of which are freshmen, to help build the program, now in its second year at East. I also have some very talented second, third and fourth year folks who I am looking forward to working with this year. Within the next few weeks, auditions will get underway for Steel Magnolias this fall. We are already putting the plans together for our second annual Honeybee Fest Day, on Sat Sep 16......... There are times when I feel so very alone. I know what it is to love. I know what it is to lose. I know what it is to get thrown over. I know that I will always love Laura, and there are times when I find myself thinking about her. I still remember the look on her face as I told her, " I will always love you." I gave my heart too quickly in that one, for sure........ Advanced monologues read aloud in class yesterday took me back as Danielle remembered a lost love and Sarah still shows the pains of a recent breakup....... Renovations continue on the lighting system, which should be completed within a couple of weeks. It's difficult to imagine how much brighter...and how much more control we will have....in the house..... I wonder how the first week went at South Rowan, and how things are going with some of my friends there. A part of me will always be with South Rowan High School...... Planning a return trip to New York this December. I want to stand at the recruiting station in Times Square, facing opposite the NBC screen, and wave to the nation as the NBC Nightly News ends and pans Midtown Manhattan...and I want to wait in the 5 am line for the Today Show this time, too..... and I want to see David Letterman....... It's good to have a Saturday and to be able to appreciate it. Thank you for being with me here at David Roberson . com. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rob's Journal ..... Sunday Night, August 6 Summer was short. And nice. My second year at East Forsyth High begins tomorrow, as does my 17th year in teaching. Thoughts tonight turn to my years at South Rowan, and my best wishes for those folks as they start tomorrrow, also. It's been a good summer, with the New York trip. I did miss the beach again, though...if you don't count the day at Coney Island. Yet, somehow, I was able to come out of Summer 2000 with a tan. Not much to say tonight. Just a bit pensive about the day tomorrow and a few special people it appears as though I've lost once again. Thank you for being with me here at David Roberson.com. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rob's Journal ..... Wednesday Night, August 2 A day of workshops. A night of auditorium management. A long day. The Arts Departments met today at SECCA to begin a new year. It was good to see some familiar faces and to discuss our productions, All County Drama day, and a new idea involving a series of theatre workshops at Mt Tabor beginning in October. Open house last night went very well. The support I have at East Forsyth is sometimes overwhelming. Kindergarten graduation is tomorrow night for my niece Morgan, and I'm taking this Friday off before we begin another year on Monday. It was good to see Jonathan Bost tonight, who was at East for a coach's meeting. Oh, yes... before I forget, I must say hi to Season, who logs on daily just to get a glimpse of her name....so, esp. to Season....mention, mention, mention. Take care; thank you for being with me here at DR.com. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rob's Journal --------------------------------------------------------------------------------