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To Want “But LIttle”: Reflections From a Second Grade Classroom
Monthly Archives: October 2012
I’ve been taking long walks with my dog around Fresh Pond Reservation in Cambridge MA. It’s a surprisingly wild spot for a city park. A friend once fell into a swamp there and had to claw his way out of … Continue reading
Here’s today’s TIME.com column on the grownup hijacking of Halloween. It was initially a little more of a nostalgia trip/polemic (before the friendly touch of my editor friends at TIME Inc.) on how parents (and others: e.g. Christian pastors, see … Continue reading
“My greatest skill in life was wanting but little.” -Henry David Thoreau Here’s an old journal entry I wrote when I was student-teaching in a second grade class with Mehrnoosh Watson, a master teacher who had a profound influence on … Continue reading
I had dinner with a British acquaintance many years ago who demanded to know – after putting back several drinks – “why such stupid people can be so successful.” Nobody could work out how Americans could be so successful, he told … Continue reading
Human endeavors always grow tiresome but nature never disappoints. Good morning from Vermont!