Saturday, September 16, 2006

Sloyd in Wikipedia.org

I have been busy posting an entry in the Wikipedia on-line encyclopedia about Sloyd. My sister Sue read the blog and noted that while she knew a bit about Sloyd, very few people in the whole country that didn't know me, or hadn't read my articles in Woodwork Magazine would know the least thing about it.

Over the next weeks or months, if you hang around, you will learn quite a bit about about Sloyd and perhaps even learn how to use it in the modern classroom. If you would like to know a bit more now please read the article at Wikipedia.org. The photo above is from an early Sloyd text.

1 comment:

Frank Burgmeier said...

Doug:

You and your blog are outstanding!

It gives you an dimensional platform for making your many points for Wisdom of the Hands and the dire need for this philosophy not only in our educational system but in our entire society and in fact, the world.

You are so right in your take on the vacuous society we have become and it hurt more that it was also prevalent in the old world countries where we had still hoped that their craftsmanship heritage was still intact.

Your writing is superb. You are a great storyteller and with rich and alive material to work with.

Keep on with your good words and great work. This blog really rocks and I hope that the young people who read it and those who instruct the young will be moved to action.

I'll be looking forward to all your posts.

Warmly,
Frank Burgmeier

P.S. This is the first time I have ever responded to a blog.