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The Library Book Game

Even though my library of eBooks has continued to grow, I find there’s nothing quite like the feel of an actual book in-hand. Books have always fascinated me. They contain not only knowledge, but also represent something very human. Even my books on the most esoteric and weird subjects are works of passion. I need […]

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Collaborating on Education

It was a dark and stormy night morning… The pre-dawn darkness is slowly folding back. I’m standing in the cold, the light dampness of misty rain ever pressing on my poncho and helmet. Off in the distance, I see a couple of young elementary school children making their way towards me. When they get here, […]

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Embrace Creative Craft

Last month I posted a rather rambling piece on creativity in which I mentioned Chase Jarvis‘ keynote at this year’s World Domination Summit. He didn’t talk about photography. Instead, he expressed his thankfulness of being able to escape the trap unwittingly laid for us in our education system and society at large. This isn’t a […]

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I Believe in Creativity

Grown ups never understood anything by themselves. And it is rather tedious to have to explain things to them time and again. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Every morning, millions of young children make their way to school. We place them in classrooms, and decree they should learn. Teachers, many of who work […]

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High School and the Art of Conducting

Today was one of those days, necessitating a little away time from anything computer related. So, after work, I threw on a little Florence + the Machine and headed down to the Springville Museum of Art, which is conveniently open late on Wednesdays. Art makes me happy. Serendipitously, there were two things going on tonight […]

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I Can’t Believe That’s My Child

Whether you have seen them on ABC’s Nightline, Good Morning America, MTV, the Oscars or most recently paying tribute to Whitney Houston on Piers Morgan Tonight, or read about them in The New York Times, The Guardian, the Christian Science Monitor or The New York Post, the 5th graders of New York’s Public School 22 […]

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