No part of Ed more Important Than This

“…there is no part of a child’s education more important than that he should lay, by his own observation, a wide basis of facts towards scientific knowledge in the future. He must live hours daily in the open air, and, as far as possible, in the country; must look and touch and listen; must be quick to note, consciously, every peculiarity of habit or structure, … Continue reading No part of Ed more Important Than This

July 22, 2019. Time, but for a line

GREATLY begin! though thou have time But for a line, be that sublime— Not Failure, but low aim, is crime! . . We are not poorer that we wept and yearned; Though earth swing wide from GOD’S intent, And though no man nor nation Will move with full consent In heavenly gravitation,— Yet by one Sun is every orbit bent! -Lowell in The Cloud of … Continue reading July 22, 2019. Time, but for a line

June 8, 2019. Finish it, Whole & Complete.

“The Habit of Finishing.— What is worth beginning is worth finishing, and what is worth doing is worth doing well. Do not let yourself begin to make a dozen things, all of them tumbling about unfinished in your box. Of course there are fifty reasons for doing the new thing; but here is another case where we must curb that filly, Inclination. It is worth … Continue reading June 8, 2019. Finish it, Whole & Complete.