Saturday, April 18, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 221

Brief Windows

Let me pry loose old walls.
Let me lift and loosen old foundations.
Carl Sandburg
Prayers of Steel

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 220

Interconnecting ... Dots

The relations ... constitute the essence.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 219

Interesting Times

Perception is to a much greater extent than previously imagined, a function of the linguistic categories available to the perceiver. As we said, reality is a perception located somewhere behind the eyes-- but, "behind the eyes" there is a language process . We know that Nature never repeats or standardizes - we do it. And how we do it depends on the categories and classifications of our language system. It is only a slight exaggeration to say we see with our language.
Postman & Weingartner
Teaching As A Subversive Activity

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 218

Unorthodox Talks

In the language is life.
Hawaiian Proverb

Little by little, one travels far.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 217


Pasternak is, indeed, the heroic prototype of the literary genius, incapable of conformity, fearless, identifying himself with humanity and not with a country, a political party, or a doctrine. Genius always possesses this indefinite concreteness, this passionate particularity, this piecemeal integrity.
Herbert Read

David Wilcox, Bad Apple