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  • TITAN UP FOR LITERACY

    “Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.” ― James Joyce “Everybody has to feel superior to somebody,” she said. “But it’s customary to present a little proof… Read More ›

  • BLACK EYES AND BRUISED KNUCKLES

    “But promises based on ignorance always prove disappointing.” ― Jussi Adler-Olsen, The Keeper of Lost Causes “Elsa decides that even if people she likes have been shits on earlier occasions, she has to learn to carry on liking them. You’d… Read More ›

  • A RAMPANT FEVER

    “How many people have never raised their hand before?” ― Steve Martin, Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life “Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.” ― George Carlin… Read More ›

  • CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST

    “The shell must break before the bird can fly.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson “We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I do not know.” ― Matthew Arnold, Essays In Criticism By… Read More ›

  • FOR THE LOVE OF LEARNING

    “It is personal. That’s what an education does. It makes the world personal.” ― Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited “As often is the case with addictions, the fanciful notion of a gradual discontinuance only provided a comforting pretext for more… Read More ›

  • WE TALK SYMPTOMS WHILE THE ROOTS REMAIN

    “I urge you: don’t cut short these thought-trains of yours. Follow them through to their end. Your thoughts and your feelings. Follow them through and you will grow with them.” ― J.M. Coetzee, Slow Man “Dad always said that he… Read More ›

  • THE DANGERS OF DISINFORMATION

    “Everyone has learning difficulties because learning to speak French or understanding relativity is difficult.” ― Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night “We are, for better or worse, the body of our republic. And we need… Read More ›

  • OF SMEARS AND HALF TRUTHS

    “It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them — the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky “False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter… Read More ›

  • A WHIFF OF OPTIMISM

    “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson “I am not a politician… I only suffer the consequences.” ― Peter Tosh Yesterday, the first half of the year came… Read More ›

  • GRADES ARE IN

    “I want to pause here and talk about this notion of consensus, and the rise of what has been called consensus science. I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks…. Read More ›