Saturday, January 12, 2019

Extraordinary Discourse 414


Uber-Talk in Parataxis


Trying to get somewhere




In creative work — creative work of all kinds — those who are the world’s working artists are not trying to help the world go around, but forward. Which is something altogether different from the ordinary. Such work does not refute the ordinary. It is, simply, something else. Its labor requires a different outlook — a different set of priorities.
Mary Oliver
thanks to Maria Popova










Saturday, January 5, 2019

Extraordinary Discourse 413


When You're Ready





...in a world driven by data, metrics, and the replacement of knowledge by the overabundance of information, educators need to enable students to engage in multiple literacies extending from print and visual culture to digital culture. They need to become border crossers who can think dialectically, and learn not only how to consume culture but also to produce it.
Henry Giroux












Saturday, December 29, 2018

Extraordinary Discourse 412


Mavericks and Renegades Talk




The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Pablo Picasso












Saturday, December 22, 2018

Extraordinary Discourse 411


Purloined Poetic Polemics






No sooner had the Snake beheld this reverend figure, than the King began to speak, and asked: "Whence comest thou?" "From the chasms where the gold dwells," said the Snake. "What is grander than gold?" inquired the King. "Light," replied the Snake. "What is more refreshing than light?" said he.

"Speech," answered she.
Goethe
The Green Snake And The Beautiful Lily



















Saturday, December 15, 2018

Extraordinary Discourse 410



Talkfish Catch






A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
Emily Dickinson