family life / stuff that makes me think

failure: “I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing”

“I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing“. Hillel Those days…the ones where you wake up a little heavy–the world seems bright outside your bedroom window. But by the time you reached the kitchen, the littles were speaking thirty decibels louder than your head could manage. And you couldn’t shush long … Continue reading

socialization / stuff that makes me think

maya angelou on teaching our children solitude

Our North American culture teaches us to love public attention, and naturally, our ego enjoys it. It teaches us that extroversion is favourable, even necessary and healthy. It teaches us that constant activity equals importance, value and purpose. So we keep busy, and tell ourselves that what we do is extra-specially important. We search for … Continue reading

family life / philosophy / stuff that makes me think

those that go before us…

Our common heart cry–the pursuit of health and happiness. With different circumstances, different political or historical backgrounds, different characters, but throughout humanity, a similar plot. Characters in the backdrop of our lives shift and the plot of our lives don’t unfold like an organized story arc in a literary novel. Truth is stranger than fiction: our lives … Continue reading

philosophy / stuff that makes me think / what I've learned

if you can dream it–curiosity, the staple to an education

“If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it”. William Arthur Ward Two guys played in their garage tinkering with computer stuff for years. Sounds like a lot of kids these days. Can’t says I’m letting my kids become computer geniuses–that’d be a different blog about … Continue reading