If we read of one man robbed, or murdered, or killed by accident, or one house burned, or one vessel wrecked, or one steamboat blown up,…or one lot of grasshoppers in the winter,—we never need read another. One is enough. If you are acquainted with the principle, what do you care for myriad instances and applications? — Henry David Thoreau
As people are wont to do around this time of year, I suspect many of you have one or two, or perhaps ten, resolutions that you’ve come up with as we begin the journey into 2016. Some of these may be things that you want to learn, things that you want to get better at, or things that you’d like to avoid completely.
If I may, I’d like to add one more thing to your list of habits to break: Continue reading
I often hear that the most important profession is that of the teacher: those ever-encouraging pedagogues who lead us through our ABCs and teach us how to solve for x—among many other things—and it’s a hard sentiment to argue with; we wouldn’t have doctors, musicians, engineers, or journalists if it weren’t for those that helped them along the way. Continue reading
As students flock back to campus, the days get shorter, the temperature drops, and leaves change colour.
The transition from summer to autumn is hurried and unjustified for many. Unlike spring, the poster child for growth, new beginnings, and the rebirth of ourselves and our surroundings, autumn signifies aging, even death. It reminds us that time is passing and that we are impermanent. Continue reading