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Reflections on Illich 11: Schools are ancient and modern, and perpetuate childhood

Illich, I. (1970). Deschooling Society. Cuernavaca, Mexico: CIDOC.  Downloadable from: http://www.preservenet.com/theory/Illich/Deschooling/intro.html

p. 28  “The school system is a modern phenomenon, as is the childhood it produces.” 669 more words

Ivan Illich

Danka Chasin Waterfalls...

After a long and extreme stint in the Southern Americas the team here at TYFO has parted ways. Need not worry ye fellow journeyman. “Parted Ways” means we are all still doing awesome stuff, just in different parts of the world…even if it does sound like the the new hit single from Alicia Keys, or another famous artist that has never written a single track. 1,096 more words

Bailey's Bits

My Fucked-Up Past With the Churches of NC

Let’s start with a little back story:

I’m an athiest, but that isn’t what this post is surrounding. I didn’t come to terms with the actual word for a few years, when I was still being dragged, bribed, half-carried to church until about the age of ten. 2,346 more words


Sieved out

Not only what we fill it with,
But what it empties out,
Water falling, leaky minds,
Filling full of doubt.

Showering the brain this way, 198 more words

This crooked system

Word of advice for those of you in abusive relationships that involve physical abuse, rape, molestation of your child, etc..

The system is screwed up. You cannot trust the district attorney or victim witness advocates. 490 more words



Some are calling it the “Common Core Twist.”

No, it’s not a new dance move.

It’s a new method of teaching under Common Core national education standards – called “critical thinking” – that critics say skips over the facts and details behind important historical events such as the framing of the Declaration of Independence. 309 more words

US News

Super Spies and Femme Fatales

As a young man, I remember desperately wishing I’d grow up to become a super spy one day! What wasn’t to like about the universe in the spy films?  787 more words