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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote.

Emerson, R. W., & Needleman, J. (2008). The spiritual Emerson: Essential works. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.

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Food for Thought for the New Year

Here’s a wonderful quote from Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, taken from my book SPIRIT STONES:

“There’s a very compelling metaphor I heard first from Jacob Needleman. He says that there is a mountain and the mountain is very high, and the top of the mountain is being with God. 158 more words

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

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