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Friday Philosophy In Whispers...

When you want to write a blog post on silence (oxymoronic, I know) it is hard to come up with a “catchy” title. :) I’ve been thinking about peace and quiet lately – perhaps because my children are on their Spring Holiday – and wanted to share some quotable quotes on the topic of silence. 108 more words


A Francis Bacon Quote Translated for Texting-Obsessed Students

A number of librarians, teachers, and professors read this blog and today’s post is for them. Especially if they work with unmotivated students. I stumbled across a fascinating quote by sixteenth century philosopher Francis Bacon this morning. 1,038 more words


The last sentence

This can be the last sentence if it’s easier for you.

Be specific, though – as specific as possible.

But if the first sentence is enough, why push it.

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Hiroshi Sugimoto, Francis Bacon, and How my Portraits Came About

My photographic portraits were originally inspired by Hiroshi Sugimoto. I saw a series he did in which he photographed historical figures made of wax. I had been wanting to do portraits for some time but didn’t have the resources to do so in the way I had in mind. 543 more words