Quote of the Day – John McPhee on Libraries

On this day in 1800, President John Adams established the Library of Congress. Interesting enough, the below quote is one of the many reasons I love libraries. Sprawled out, surrounded by books and knowledge, enjoying the words; that’s what a library is all about. Speaking of libraries: A big open-stack academic or public library is…

Teachers Matter

Subtext: the right teachers matter. We all know I’m currently in college. I’ve had the experience of good teachers and very BAD teachers. There are all types of teachers and usually the good ones leave and do something different/better and the bad ones get tenure? No, I’m kidding, that’s purely in jest. I’ve had my…

Quote of the Day – Laurence Durrell on Journeys

I’m embarking on a new journey of sorts, into a couple of places I’ve never been in my life. I’m excited, apprehensive and sure-footed. With each journey you learn something new, understand something different, or see something in another light. With each step, I move forward, and I continue to grow and learn. Long Live…

Quote of the Day – Oliver Goldsmith on Learning

I’m off on a field trip for my Geology class today. Meaning a self-guided tour of some rocks. Since it’s in the Columbia River Gorge, i’m going to freeze off my bum. I was reminded of this quote and I laughed. 🙂 Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor,…

Responsibility

I received this via email from one of my teachers this week. It was sent to the entire class. It reminds me that personal responsibility for your action or inaction is mandatory. I bet he has to send it out every term. I sometimes have to say no to my students. I once had to…

My Week In Review

I’ve been pretty busy this week and I’ve seen some pretty awesome things this week. So I had to share. I would have normally broken them down into multiple posts but I don’t know when I’m going to be next in front of the computer. 🙂 Last weekend: I can’t help but gloat a little…