Category Archives: Philosophy

My Life is Much More Exciting on Paper

I’m rapidly approaching my 44th year – which makes me think a lot about how quickly time passes. Yes, I know – nothing earth shattering, everyone has these revelations but they always seem so profound when they happen to you, … Continue reading

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A Phone at Her Fingers and Tablet by Toes, She Shall Have TV Wherever She Goes…

Like most people, I’m seriously disappointed in the lack of hovercraft technology in the 21st century.   This new world we’re living in seems to be an amalgam of sci-fi, dystopia and The Jetsons.  Some of it beneficial; some of it … Continue reading

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Somewhat Random – Habits, Yoga and Observation

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
It’s 7:30AM on a Saturday. I’ve just rounded  the corner of the building on my bike where my Bikram studio resides. I smell the incense, Nag Champa would be my guess, a little tremor…

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Ruminations on my Feet

My feet hate shoes. They can’t help it – from the day I was born until now, they have rebelled against wearing any form of footwear for a prolonged period of time. Plus I use my feet all the time … Continue reading

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International Label Day – The Energy Vampire

Rara has enlightened me that it’s International Label Day 2013. I read about it on my friend, Karen’s Mended Musings site too. The question is – what is your label? I posted in a comment on Karen’s page that I was … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – The Week Wrap Up!

The Wrap-up and a Huge THANK YOU! “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”  ― Leonardo da Vinci This last post wraps up my series on A Leap of Faith – Jumping Across the … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Parent’s Prespective

The mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.                                                     … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Student’s Perspective

The Thoughtful Student “For most people, the fundamental reason to choose, or offer, a progressive education is a function of their basic values: ‘a rock-bottom commitment to democracy,’ as Joseph Featherstone put it; a belief that meeting children’s needs should … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Teacher’s Perspective

Unconditional Teaching “Accepting students for who they are, rather than what they do, is integrally related to the teaching of a whole child” – Alfie Kohn, The Whole Child People often ask me why I am a teacher, they say … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Series on Progressive Education

Jumping Across the Abyss to Progressive Education “We destroy the … love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and contemptible rewards–gold stars, or papers marked … Continue reading

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