“There are three things which are real:
God, human folly and laughter.
The first two are beyond our comprehension.
So we must do what we can with the third.”
- The Ramayana.
Fast out of the gate
A gallimaufry of educational ideas, opinions and practices
A Poet and Peasant Production
In 1859 the Great Blondin, the
man who invented the high-wire act, announced to the world that he intended to
cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. As the story goes, 5,000 people gathered to
watch. Halfway across, Blondin suddenly stopped, steadied himself, back flipped
into the air, landed squarely on the rope, and then continued safely to the
other side. Just as he was about to begin yet another crossing, this time
pushing a wheelbarrow, he turned to the crowd and shouted, "Who believes
that I can cross pushing this wheelbarrow?" Every hand in the crowd went
up. Blondin pointed at one man.
"Do you believe that I can do it?" he asked.
"Yes, I believe you can," said the man.
"Are you certain?" Blondin asked.
"Yes," said the man.
"Yes, absolutely certain."
"Thank you," said Blondin. "Then, sir, get into the wheelbarrow."
They Build Too Low
Build Beneath The Skies!
Run with the Hares
Hunt with the Hounds
Chase What Matters!
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
I came, I saw, I stuck around
Underground Gets You There