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Teaching on the Edge

(This is a highly abbreviated edition of a previously published page)

Once you start looking, the heartfelt criticisms of modern education are stunning. In a delightful letter written to Paul Strand from Texas in 1917, Georgia O’Keeffe told of an exhilarating risk she took in her search for authentic education: “I’ve talked in Faculty Meeting,” she wrote, “a rearing, snorting time – it was amazing to me – I just knocked everybody’s head against the wall and made hash – and told them what I thought of school teachers and their darned courses of study and raised a time generally — it was an event … I talked for conservation of thought- in the child and the student- education for the livingness of life rather than to get a certificate- That teachers are not living – they are primarily teachers … Art never seemed so worthwhile to me before” (Cowart & Hamilton, 1987, P. 2,069 more words


SW National Parks Trip: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

After our wonderful lunch at Tia Sophia’s in Santa Fe, Jon and I went over to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.  It is a little tough to find, with its entrance tucked into a little side street.  562 more words

Real Life Rock Top 10 (03/10)

1. Yellow Fever, Yellow Fever (Wild World)
From Austin, Jennifer Moore and Isabel Martin play guitar, bass, and sing; Adam Jones plays drums and bass; and… 985 more words

Greil Marcus

Art Museum Adventures

Last Thursday I decided to pull a Ferris Bueller.

Okay, okay. Maybe not quite. However, we did have a half day at work (why on a Thursday, I still don’t know, but who am I to pass it up?), so my friend and I decided to hit up the… 344 more words

Something About Mary


Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
― Georgia O’Keeffe


My Girl Wears Long Skirts

A long time ago, now, in 1991, I was on rotation in an adult psychiatric inpatient unit in a far away medical center, where I met a young woman—Wanda—who had several monstrous knife wounds to her throat and face. 2,471 more words

Reading Poems And Books Of Poetry

Quick Quotes #59

I found I could say things with colors that I couldn’t say in any other way — things that I had no words for.

- Georgia O’Keeffe, 1887 – 1986

In English- Please.