I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, … Continue reading Awarding “personhood” to corporations is an ancient concept
Anna Dusseau | 20th May 2020 If I had a pound for every time a parent contacts me in despair, telling me that their son or daughter has ‘achieved nothing’ today, I would be rich. It is such a common sentiment. Nothing? I ask, wondering, picturing the entire family flat on their backs contemplating the […]Rethinking … Continue reading Rethinking Learning: Why You Haven’t Achieved Nothing Today — Homeschool Guru
In the homeschooling arena there are two distinct camps: those who believe in highly structured education (often labeled “classical”) and the “unschoolers” who push against the strictures of what seems to them to be a soul-crushing pedagogy. Both have their points but there’s a third way. Since children’s souls and minds are meant to be…The Art … Continue reading The Art of Peace in Learning — Write to think
This morning I read an interview with a veteran artist, known as much for his teaching as his creative output. He spoke of the importance of solitude, and of absorbing oneself in whatever one is studying. This revisiting, over and over again, the topics, novels, poems, pieces of music, mathematical equations, or whatever one is […]Learning … Continue reading Learning and solitude — A Potluck Life
To be honest, I have stopped following most of the coronavirus "news" because it's all too agenda-driven and stupid for words now. Living in an aggressively open state that isn't hell-bent on committing economic suicide or censoring well-meaning dissent, it feels like the descriptions of life in other more... draconian? fascist? cruel? ... places relate … Continue reading The CDC guidelines for reopening schools are next-level bonkers
Of the two bald eaglets in our neighborhood nest, Jules and Romy, both have now fledged the nest. Jules just up flew the nest for good a while back, though the fine folks at the American Eagle Federation think Mom and Dad are taking care of her off-site, bringing her food and teaching her to … Continue reading Two fledglings!
We've had something of a crazy and exciting day today. Our family woke up early this morning and drove up the A1A to St. Augustine to go sailing on a 40-foot Lagoon catamaran. (Lagoon is a French yacht manufacturer, headquartered in Bordeaux, which was acquired by Beneteau.) The catamaran's owner spent 13 years living on … Continue reading Sailing out of St. Augustine for a few hours, some outstanding Cuban food