Have you ever thought how much real learning is like opening an exciting Christmas present and how “education” is like being made to take a dose of medicine?

Of course there are those who were fortunate enough to have fantastic teachers that provided those “present” moments.

Most of my education, I am sad to say, was about marking time between doses!


Most of May has been dedicated to making possible a trip to Greece for my daughter and her husband by keeping her three boys, ages 5, 7 and 11.

So no blogs.  Sorry.  It’s amazing how delicately we balance on a knife edge of robust, creative life and frazzled, tattered listlessness.

Those kids taught me a lot, as usual.   Insights gained will eventually be shared.