Chapter 2 I skipped a day, it was just too hot yesterday to sit in front of this screen reminiscing about all things childhood. But I am back today and the advantage of "hind-sight" has really been front and centre in my reminiscing. I was also dealing with lots of comments from others regarding childhood … Continue reading Pioneer or Settler?
On Returning to School
"School is a building which has four walls with the future inside" - Lon Watters It is that time of year again where kids walk that precarious line between the disappointment of summers end and the excitement of returning to school where they will meet up with friends they haven't seen all summer. For me, … Continue reading On Returning to School
Do People “Think” for Themselves Anymore
"Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with a sense of responsibility for each other's welfare , social justice can never be attained" - Helen Keller I have been pretty quiet of late, in big part due to "compassion fatigue" and, in part, because I am bordering on just succumbing to the … Continue reading Do People “Think” for Themselves Anymore
We Don’t Know What We Know Until We Realize
Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist. - Steven Pinker I have spent the last five days … Continue reading We Don’t Know What We Know Until We Realize
Alberta’s Spectre of Trumpism
"The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man is threatened" - John F Kennedy I know I promised to do an article on my perspective of the changing education system in Alberta and I will. However I will save it for my Monday meanderings post because right now I want … Continue reading Alberta’s Spectre of Trumpism
"But if thoughts corrupt language, language can also corrupt thought." - George Orwell 1984 Friday's confession has to do with a topic dear to my heart, the use of words or the science of semantics. With the pending BC election people need to start paying attention to what lies below the words (some call this … Continue reading Whispering Words…
I’M PISSED OFF!
I am really PISSED OFF and I need to say something. If I don't it will just turn into buried anger which is a highway to bitterness and I don't relish the idea of being that "bitter old man down the hall". Anyway I am no Rick Mercer but I will rant anyway. I just finished … Continue reading I’M PISSED OFF!