Saturday, April 25, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 222

As We Speak

This is the time for every artist in every genre to do what he or she does loudly and consistently. It doesn't matter to me what your position is. You've got to keep asserting the complexity and the originality of life, and the multiplicity of it, and the facets of it. This is about being a complex human being in the world, not about finding a villain. This is no time for anything else than the best that you've got.
Toni Morrison

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