Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I ran across a blog entry called "Most classroom learning sucks." How could you not read it with a headline like that? My wife home schooled our kids for four years when they were in elementary school, so I guess I have a natural bias to click on that one.

Funny how other people writing their real thoughts down and publishing to the entire world in this uncensored medium of the blog has become such a catalyst for thinking.

Thanks to my wife for encouraging me to transform this sketchbook into a place that will hopefully make some other people think, too.

More philosophizing later...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I started this blog at the insistence of my friend, Rob Fahrni, an incessant blogger, who is still, after a few years, posting, on average, many times each week to his blog. At the time, I was totally into learning how to draw and thought it would be natural to use this blog thing to share my sketches with friends, family ... the world at large.

I haven't had a lot of time for drawing since our family moved back to New York state, so my "Online Sketchbook" blog has stagnated. In the meantime, I've been reading various blogs semi-regularly and have had the itch to write about more than just my sketches. So, I've decided to transform this site into one where I can write about, well, just about anything.

Some folks label their blogs as a "spout" or a "dumping ground." I think I'm just gonna call this one "Reflections" for now...