Archive for April, 2007

Communicating or Connecting?

I see cell phones everywhere. It seems that everyone owns them, and not just in case of an emergency. Kids, parents, even grandparents are using them. They talk in the car. They talk walking into the store. They talk on the toilet. I see groups of people sitting in restaurants, in coffee shops together, each [...]

The Death of the American Melting Pot

By James C Nelson On October 12, 1915 President Theodore Roosevelt spoke these words, “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism… We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is [...]

Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew, But Our Dreams Do – Dreams, Creativity, Reality, Trying

By Elsa Schieder I woke up this morning with the words, don’t bite off more than you can chew, going through my head. But my dreams do, over and over, bite off way more than that. And I get pulled along. Lots of work, obstacles, learning. I’m not a quitter, but I’ve let go, time [...]

Grooming Our Kids for Failure

By Craig Harper Recently on a current affairs television program here in Melbourne there was a story exploring the concept of children not receiving ‘traditional’ school report cards and not being graded (marked) on their school work at all. The key message of the program was that evaluating our kids and actually scoring them on [...]