Monthly Archives: January 2015

“Can Students Have Too Much Tech?”

Insightful article by Susan Pinker in NY Times, Jan. 30/15 As said here earlier, e-technology ain’t no panacea. Key questions are: How much does e-technology actually influence classroom learning positively progression-wise? What is the concrete evidence to support that a … Continue reading

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Ode to Rod McKuen

To begin with every page is blank except for Rod looking cool & alone searching for his cat Sunny. Clouds form as Rod walks barefoot on a beach in Califorrnia. Man of few trite words & fewer thoughts. Bard of … Continue reading

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The Greats Who Died Young

(my large bust of Shakespeare) Anne Frank 15                                                                                                                   Joan of Arc 19 John Keats 25                                                                                                                   Percy Shelley 29                                                                                                         Gericault 33                                                                                                                         Mozart 35 Lord Byron 36                                                                                                                      Robert Burns 37 Raphael 37 van Gogh 37 Martin Luther King, Jr. 39 Jane Austen … Continue reading

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Back Then

And weary I was, awakening again to I feel, therefore I am. Stood in the rain beneath a tree reconsidering the ruins and haunts of all that I have seen or been. But most, the light that moved and changed … Continue reading

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Simply

Love and Light.

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As many (grand)parents dumb down their kids by giving them e-media devices,

my 3-year-old grandson recently discovered the joys of decorating a gingerbread man and reading a book about him. Why rob kids of their primary imagination and natural creativity before they even get to kindergarten? .

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We live in an age of care-less word use and fuzzy thinking.

How far we are today from Voltaire’s “One word in the wrong place will ruin the most beautiful thought.”

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As the public falls prey to entitlements, declining public education, soft news, infotainment, and political propaganda,

the self-evident truths become fewer and irrelevant to the mass of people. As Orwell predicted, obfuscation has replaced enlightenment.

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With innumerable solicitors and advertisers invading your home, life, and privacy,

realize how much our modern life is based on nuisance, distraction, and exploitation.

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A Life of Beauty and Comfort=

A Civilized Life.

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