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.
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,
Years ago I learned that wineries are often grouped together in a region. I hadn't really thought about it. It is partially because of climate and terroir but also there is a business case for locating close to each other. It is much easier to be a destination for people to visit and concentration increases everyone's profile.… Continue reading Wineries, Breweries and Education
It amazes me how frequently we don't notice others around us. The many times the young woman in front of you walks through a doorway, not resting their hand for one more second to hold it open for you. Or the frequent times' people walk two or three abreast down a sidewalk and fail to… Continue reading A Lesson for Life-Noticing Others
Today is the equinox, spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern. Moments throughout the year like equinoxes and solstices help me to put my tiny life in perspective as our Earth revolves around the sun, and it helps children as well. It signals a new season (even when it doesn't feel like it)… Continue reading Stopping at the Equator