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The Road Less Traveled

I once believed that if a thousand people said one thing & one said something different that the thousand must be right.

Now, I have come to the point blank conclusion that that is rarely, if ever, the case. 59 more words

Students Meeting with Vendors: Book Talking with Avid Bookshop

One of my favorite steps in the student book budget process is when the students get to meet real vendors and talk with them.  This year at the School Library Leadership Summit someone asked me if I ever used an independent bookshop as one of my vendors for student book budgets.   562 more words


Sima Seemingly Unbeatable

The opening race on the card from Gosford on Tuesday looks likely to continue the good run for the Godolphin juggernaut with well bred debut runner Sima looking clearly superior to her foes. 141 more words

Horse Racing Tips

Why is Being Big and in the Center Considered Important?

During my early adolescence, I attended a strict Christian school where the science textbooks said on the first page that the Bible was the infallible word of God. 1,225 more words

Heidegger and the Question of Technology - Lecture 3

Right at the end of The Dialogue of the Two Chief World Systems, Galileo makes a distinction between the ‘sensible world’ and ‘a world on paper’(Galilei & Finocchiaro 2008, p.201). 2,812 more words

Science And Belief

the value of things

“It is scarcity and plenty that make the vulgar like things to be precious or worthless; they call a diamond very beautiful because it is like pure water, and then would not exchange one for ten barrels of water.” … 756 more words


Eppur Si Muove - The Zen of Galileo

 “And yet, it moves”

– Galileo Galilei, spoken as he exited the tribunal that forced him to recant his vision of a heliocentric solar system. 1,834 more words