Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pretty Boots

Experience and Education

Experience And Education Experience And Education by John Dewey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars With theory, it's all about definitions. Even in less than a 100 pages, Dewey finds a way to muddle some of his together which damages the clarity of his theories. And there are two egregious typos on the summary on the back of the book... where was the editor!!?? That being said, this is an excellent argument for experiential education that is bold and unflinching, and a wonderful distillation of many of Dewey's ideas. And covering as much ground as he does in less than a 100 pages is also a reminder to us all that brevity is the soul of wit and wisdom. So I'll stop talking. View all my reviews >>

Nine Months, and Now Rebirth

Plato on Love: Lysis/Symposium/Phaedrus/Alcibiades/Selections from Republic & Laws Plato on Love: Lysis/Symposium/Phaedrus/Alcibiades/Selections from Republic & Laws by Plato

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lovely ramblings about love. Those boys sure knew how to have a good time back then.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

World Wide Celebration of Robert Bell's 30th Birthday!

Hello everyone!

When Robert David Bell turns 30 years old this year (that is on March 28th, for those of you who don't remember), the whole world will be celebrating the event... that's right the whole world!

For one hour, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on this March 28th, millions and millions of people across the globe will be turning off their lights and their computers and all other electrical devices, to show their support and respect for all that Robert Bell has accomplished in his 30 years of life so far.

Robert's Response Upon Hearing of the Event -

"It is a wonderful tribute, and I am deeply honored by it. But I know, in my heart, that I could not have achieved all that I have without all those that I have come into contact with over the years. Whether by their assistance or resistance to my endeavours, it has made no difference in the end, because all of it has shaped me. It is by my interactions with all of the people I have known that I have found the ways to grow and change and become what I am today. And for that I am truly humbled and truly grateful to all of my friends and enemies... thank you."

For more information on how you (whether you are friend or enemy... or both!) can participate in the Robert Bell Celebration Hour on March 28th, 2009, check the link below: