Month: August 2014

A Time to Dare and Endure

A Time to Dare and Endure

Maybe it's both as Winston Churchill said. “This is no time for ease and comfort. It is a time to dare and endure.”

An Unorganized Principle

An Unorganized Principle

Hillary Clinton stirred up some dust in her interview in The Atlantic by saying, “Great nations need organizing principles and ‘don't do stupid stuff’

A Guide for the Perplexed

The local newspaper is filled with stories of people needing help. Just yesterday I read about someone’s home burning down; a gravely ill child needing funds to cover treatment; low-income students in need of school supplies; and abandoned children looking for new families. The list seems endless because the stories we read today are replaced every news cycle by more stories of suffering. The pict ...[Read More]

Organizing Genius

A.S. Neill was the iconoclast founder of the Summerhill School in England. His educational philosophy of allowing children to pursue their own interests free from the interference of artificial standards, adult experts and the use of “teaching through fear” gave him both accolades and scorn. Neill himself, while a poor student, became one of the most influential (and controversial) educators of hi ...[Read More]