Dick and Jane.
I remember them all too well. My primary school teacher made us focus on this drivel. I have a learning disorder: impatience. “See Spot run” held my attention for a few minutes. Then I went back to cutting up. I was bored silly. I almost flunked second grade.
My mother bought me Classics Continue reading Want to learn from reality or a pale imitation?
What a great way to learn: spend a day and a half with friends you really respect having a free-flowing group conversation with fifty or sixty people who yearn to change but are mired in the last century’s clutches. Marcia, Eugene, Ross, Jerry, Clay, David, Mark & I tried to help “the Agency” reconcile Continue reading Decentralized Intelligence Agency
I just got back from five great days in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Most of the time, I was not able to get on the net; this simplifies a hectic life. I’ll talk about that in upcoming posts. Newfoundland is not the Cote d’Azur; it’s better.
Here’s a litmus test to identify people who put their faith in Encyclopedia Britanica as opposed to those who pray at the church of Wikipedia. In late July, Reuters reported that California schools are experimenting with teaching social studies without textbooks.
What began as a long-shot attempt last Continue reading No more pencils, no more books
A dozen people are standing in line ahead of me here in the lost luggage claim area of the Ottawa airport. With only one clerk it feels like it’s taking forever. It’s fun watching the guard-beagle sniff people’s suitcases but otherwise the clock is running very slowly for me right now. I should Continue reading Amateur Airlines
I am an exploration junkie. I have tried countless software downloads. My websites are continuously morphing, oozing around like a light show at the Fillmore. I am torn between wasting time with yet another way to do the same old stuff and missing something very cool because I‘ve habituated to the Continue reading Swiss Army applications