Take children to Farmers’ Markets, to bakeries, to butchers and the harvest season is a great time to do this.
Watching them struggle or fail is hard when we so quickly can solve the problem for them. Rush in and tie their shoes, complete the project, or schedule their time.
There are three or four blog posts in my head but haven't had time to put pen to paper or fingers on keys. There is a myriad of reasons to not get to something. But this week, when I was reminded about the preciousness of life and the importance of living each day thoughtfully it… Continue reading The Need to Pause
“Life, health, prosperity, knowledge and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West but worldwide.” Reduction in warfare and violence combined with safer travel of all types continues. This is the substance of Steven Pinker’s new book, Enlightenment Now: the Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress. It also is the focus of… Continue reading Enlightenment Now, For Our Children
Education for all is a principle of Finnish culture and libraries have always played an important part in that thinking. Learning together and active citizenship are at the core of Finnish life,