Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ancient cultures from Egypt to India regularly "recycle" their buildings, sculptures, and objects out of convenience and necessity. Whenever resources become scarce, creative reuse becomes second nature.
~ Garth Johnson from 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse ~
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 6:06 AM
Monday, January 30, 2012
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There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call "the breaks." In order for a writer to succeed, I suggest three things--read and write--and wait.
Photo by Carl Van Vechten, courtesy Library of Congress.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:11 AM
Friday, January 27, 2012
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Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Photo by Carol M. Highsmith courtesy Library of Congress.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I certainly feel that the time is not far distant when a knowledge of the principles of diet will be an essential part of one's education. Then mankind will eat to live, be able to do better mental and physical work and disease will be less frequent.
Image courtesy Michigan State U. Library.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:52 AM
Monday, January 9, 2012
...the presidential candidates need to get out and really meet with real people. They just can’t run media campaigns. They have to get outside of rope lines and go in peoples’ living rooms and kitchens and be able to look people in the eye and answer the tough questions.
Graphic courtesy Open Clip Art Library.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:48 AM
Sunday, January 8, 2012
A cat is a small, some might say fragile creature that was created by God to amuse human beings by being (statistically) ‘perfect’ fodder for YouTube videos and internet image macros, or pictures of cats being cats with superimposed text about being cats.
Photo by ceruleansky.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:37 AM
Saturday, January 7, 2012
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Since the 1980s, the main driver of Finnish education policy has been the idea that every child should have exactly the same opportunity to learn, regardless of family background, income, or geographic location. Education has been seen first and foremost not as a way to produce star performers, but as an instrument to even out social inequality.
~ Anu Partanen ~
Posted by Diane Mayr at 7:11 AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
We’re still thinking in terms of enticing kids to read with a sports book or a book about war. We’re suggesting that they’re missing something if they don’t read but, actually, we’re condemning kids to a lesser life. If you had a sick patient, you would not try to entice them to take their medicine. You would tell them, ‘Take this or you’re going to die.’ We need to tell kids flat out: reading is not optional.
Photo courtesy WalterDeanMyers.net.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 7:01 AM