Still left over from this weekend’s Music Festival are the chalk markings leading folks to the Keene Middle School, which is down the street from the Festival’s downtown venues. In our fast-paced, high-tech world, it’s comforting to know that something as simple as a stick of sidewalk chalk–the stuff hopscotch is made of–can be enough to guide us on our wandering way.

Given the power of a piece of chalk and the captive audience that a crowd of milling Festival-goers represents, who can blame this anonymous chalker for taking full command of her paved podium, stepping up (or crouching down) to impart a bit of sidewalk wisdom to the masses. Word on the street indeed.

    For those of you who are following the progress of my Expository Writing students’ brand-new blogs, click here to find links to the posts my class voted “Best of Blog” for this past week. Enjoy!