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It's Time for Some Creative Destruction in Education

Let’s talk about education, not in terms of how much it costs or who’s footing the bill. Let’s talk about education in terms of what it’s for, how it’s currently achieved and how it can be done better. 879 more words


Summer Learning—Had Me a Blast

Do you remember those first days of summer as a kid, when you no longer had to get up early for school? Remember how excited you were for the possibilities? 592 more words

Healthy Living

Mel's 5 Second Audiobook Review: Big History

Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity (2008)
Written by: David Christian
Read by: David Christian

(Questions from Audible’s reviews form) 241 more words


Why People Fail at Losing Weight

I think Mark Twain’s words on quitting smoking translate perfectly to the way people handle losing weight. Most people keep doing it over and over. Yo yo dieting. 511 more words


Qui ne continue pas à apprendre

I have a 3 x 5 card on my desk at school with a quotation by Gaston Bachelard that says, “Qui ne continue pas à apprendre est indigne d’enseigner” (key nuh kohn-tin- 149 more words


Learning about ecology

Son2 and I are watching The Great Courses’ university level biology course (“Biology: The Science of Life” by Stephen Nowicki). Today was a relevant lecture in ecology on secondary succession as we have allowed parts of our property to undergo old field succession. 13 more words