A reflection on creating a garden and a company – with aphorisms.
Here’s a question you don’t typically consider. Could the expectation of sight in a blind person allow them to actually see? Could expectation be that powerful? Turns out the answer to that question is that yes, expectations can allow the blind to see. I’m not going to get into the details of this incredible story. […]
The first substantial book I read was the Value Tales. It was the Value of Patience (the Wright Brothers). I read the book to my sister Anna. I’m quite certain I botched most of the words. But I got from cover to cover. The first chapter book I read was The Boxcar Children (1st or 2nd […]
From Slate: If I could ensure that kids come away from science class with one thing only, it wouldn’t be a set of facts. It would be an attitude—something that the late physicist Richard Feynman called “scientific integrity,” the willingness to bend over backward to examine reasons your pet theories about the world might be […]
Because, as always, it’s good to write them down. Write More A few months ago my mom brought me my last box of childhood stuff. Sifting through it with my daughters (who found the box fascinating – especially the many sketchpads full of drawings), a few thoughts really stood out. I really was a fine […]
Truly, I love the staff I work with and I’m often incredibly impressed by their professionalism and skills. We’re a big district with lots of moving parts and lots of variables to juggle (that’s education in a nutshell). So I try not to read too much into these types of pleas for help. “My computer […]