The Best Teachers

The Best Teachers…

The Best Teachers “The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor As a teacher, I love this quote. It brilliantly and succinctly delineates the difference between […]

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The False Freedom of Flippancy

Conformity Comes in Many Costumes It is a common conception, especially among young people, that having an “attitude” of flippancy expresses independence and freedom. By “attitude” I mean a conscious opposition to social norms about appearance and conduct. What society […]

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Chuck Close on Inspiration

Chuck Close on Inspiration “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.” – Chuck Close Chuck Close is an American artist. He is a portrait painter, but that description is too pedestrian to […]

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Facebook Fake Activism

Years ago I ran across an interesting article online entitled “Out with the Community Group, In with the Facebook Fan Group.” The blog is now defunct, so I cannot link to it. I can only write from the couple of […]

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