I am currently reading Wait, What? And Life’s Other Essential Questions by James E. Ryan which is a quick appreciation of 5 questions. The title of the book, and the first question discussed “WAIT, WHAT?” is something I ask all day, every day. It is a request for clarification, an invitation to explain, a purposeful pause, an […]
In January 1939, E.B. White wrote:
I was sorry to hear the other day that a certain writer, appalled by the cruel events of the world, had pledged himself never to write anything that wasn’t constructive and significant and liberty-loving. I have an idea that this, in it’s own way, is bad news.
All word-mongers, […]
The Protestant Reformation began 500 years ago.
Henry David Thoreau was born 200 years ago.
Historians will ask about this day, and this year.
They will ask, “What were they thinking?”
They will ask, “What did they do about it?”
For what it’s worth, I will have a record of both.
The locked gates guarding gravel roads into the forest are only minutes from my house. They are not locked for everyone. You can still walk down them. I like to take my kids, let them lead, let them discover.
Nikolaj likes to run ahead and dart into the first opening (he says […]
I laugh a lot at school. Some students think I’m crazy. Sometimes I will spend a minute laughing about something. Or two. I’ll watch the clock and go with it. I tell my students it’s because of dramatic irony, because I know things they don’t. The laughter is compounded because many of them won’t believe, […]
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