Students today learned how to make floating panel lids, and how to install bottoms in finger jointed boxes. We began installing contrasting keys in mitered boxes, and I demonstrated how to cut a lid from the base. Students have begun doing their own expressive work in no time. I know that this would be more meaningful to my readers if you saw photos. Sorry about that. In the meantime, I am excited to be here.
|Hollow form by Alan Lacer|
Oh, the inconvenience of having bodies! A friend was called in to visit her son's first grade teacher. He kept squirming and falling out of his chair. It was an interruption for her important lessons as she tried to get all the children to sit still.
It seems the negligence of the body, and most particularly the negligence of the hands is the source of stupidity in American education. Anaxagoras had said that man is the wisest of all animals because he has hands and it is most perfectly clear to me, that wisdom is lost when hands and minds are forcefully deprived of the balancing that each brings to the other.
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