Tag Archives: learning

FMM 3 12 21 Will it go round in Circles?

“The longer one is alone, the easier it is to hear the song of the earth.” ~ Robert Anton Wilson. Every once in a while I will hear someone singing a song and say “Oh, that’s what that line says?” I’m sure it has happened to you too.  There used to be a segment on […]

FMM 10 18 19 Righteous Indignation

“My life is based on pain, passion, and purpose.” ~ Elijah Cummings.  One of the problems for researchers who wish to observe the interactions of humans, is that the very act of observation changes those interactions.  We see this every day now, with people trying to go ‘viral’ with their homemade videos.  We may be […]

FMM 1 25 19 Scrambled eggs and handkerchiefs

“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~ Brene Brown. I have always admired poetry.  If I were a poet I would choose my words with care, then slice and dice and splice lines together so clean and pretty it would take your breath away.  Those words […]

FMM 10 13 17 The Allure of Alliteration

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.”~ Edgar Allan Poe. As children we were taught the art of remembering by a number of tricks.  Even without big theories of pedagogy, the old time teachers knew that if you presented information in rhyme or in song, it laid […]

FMM 8 23 13 More Questions than Answers

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”  ~ Plutarch For some people, the purpose of going back to school is to obtain a piece of paper, some kind of documentation to improve your job opportunities.  For others, it is a way to prove something to yourself.  Perhaps as […]

FMM 01 11 13 “Information is not Knowledge” Albert Einstein

‘I learn something new every day.’ When I heard this statement recently, it stopped me dead in my tracks. It made me think in detail about information, knowledge and learning. Our society is bombarded with information daily, some of which hits us personally, while much just passes us by. We are overwhelmed with trying to […]