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 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.
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