Forrest Waltz

Written for dance teacher, Forrest Walsh, on his 40th birthday.  He probably never listened to it. — DK Titche Musical Score      

Cicero’s Library Garden

“A garden and a library!” That’s all we really need. The Roman statesman’s words ring true for most of us indeed But think back to the times of youth when slowly trudged the day And minutes seemed like hours and days when she was far away. A garden was scant solace then and books unread […]

X Times More Than

If you have twelve and I have three You have four times as much as me If I have four and you have two Do I have two times more than you? Is “X times more” “X times as much”? Well yes, it’s often meant that way But when it’s stated straight as such One […]

Rhetorical Devices used in the Amanda Gorman poem “The Hill We Climb”

Amanda Gorman poem “The Hill We Climb” Amanda Gorman followed President Biden’s inaugural address to deliver “The Hill We Climb,” echoing many of Biden’s platform planks in dense rhetoric. At 23, Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet ever.  PBS made a lesson plan out of it. Read the entire transcript of Gorman’s words and “The […]

Cranky Old Man poem

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made […]

Homeschooling and the Art of Language — The Journalist and the Homeschooler

The following short article was inspired by this lecture by Robert Fisk on the failings of journalism. Continuation: Here is a link to the Youtube video queued up to start at 6:50 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xCjaGNHS_iA#t=410s), the point that is relevant to our discussion, and here is the continuation of the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaYSo3UwZL4&feature=relmfu. Homeschooling and the Art of […]

New free online seminar: Rhetoric, the art of persuasive language.

Seminar to start in January 2012 Rhetoric — the art of persuasive language, both written and spoken. Topics may vary but emphasis will be upon vindicating and validating the unaffiliated, out-of-the-loop scholar and organization. Projects will include papers, lectures and debates and selected products will be published. The theme: Academics should be judged by their […]

Ken Robinson on Changing Education Paradigms

This is a delightful presentation by Sir Ken Robinson on what schools are and what they should be.    

Certificates from online courses at MIT

This NY Times article presents the next step in MIT’s online offerings: The certificate. This is wonderfull! this is what the modern uncollegian needs. No doubt there will be opposition for other institutions but it’s an idea whose time has come and who can argue with MIT? MIT Open Courseware has been providing free online […]

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