Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

Incantations: The Magic of Reading Aloud

      The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (Lovecraft cover art) by Gervasio Gallardo (b. 1934) I have read this very strange novel to myself and once to my then 3 year son, who loved it when I read him anything. I have … Continue reading

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Moonlight Field Trip

I made a decision to let the vampires and zombies out for the night. I was concerned that they might cause mischief, but I was more worried that they might be mistreated by nervous and fearful people abroad in the … Continue reading

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Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405

Originally posted on synthetic zero:
I have been on the 405 many times at rush hour, and there where some days when the isolation and total lack of agency, except to inch the car forward at odd intervals, somehow relieved me of the need to … Continue reading

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Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #2

From: #67 Three Treasures: I have three treasures, I keep and treasure them. The first, mercy, the second, moderation,  the third, modesty. If you’re merciful you can be brave, If you’re moderate you can be generous, and if you don’t … Continue reading

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Quotes From The Tao Te Ching #1

17 Acting Simply True leaders are hardly known to their followers.  Next after them are the leaders the people know and admire; after them, those they fear; after them, those they despise.   To give trust is to get trust. … Continue reading

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Some More Ways to Sustain and Develop Open Minds.

Illustration by Maurice Sendak Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for teachers who wish to promote the development of open minds. 1: Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. 2: Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for … Continue reading

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Education Does not Prepare You for Life: Life is Your Education.

There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag — and never, never reading … Continue reading

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