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Stocking the Attic

“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so … Continue reading

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Beginning to Learn

“Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.” ~Khalil Gibran Today is the start of a new term in my “day job”. In spite of all the rushing and rearranging, I love the start of term.  It’s a new beginning, a fresh … Continue reading

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It’s The Questions that are Hard

“Answers are easy. It’s asking the right questions which is hard.” – The Fourth Doctor, as written by Chris Boucher This is something I try to teach my students. It’s not the answers that count.  It’s learning to ask the … Continue reading


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Power to the People!

“We want to empower our people; we want to strengthen them; we want to provide them with the kind of qualifications that will enable them to build up their own country themselves.” ~ Aung San Suu Kyi When Aung San … Continue reading

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The Nature of Knowledge

“To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” ~ Socrates If I had but world enough and time, I could write an entire treatise on the nature of knowledge. And this is … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom for June 22, 2009

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ~~Aristotle Basic wisdom from early days.  But like all true wisdom, it looks simple, but takes a lifetime to master. One of my quips about my family is that it is Egyptian.  … Continue reading

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