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  • Actual happiness looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand. - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
  • Education
    "Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education." -David Polis
  • "Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it... but by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one becomes to feeling ill... Thus if one just keeps walking, everything will be all right." -Soren Kierckgaard
  • Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus
  • How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard

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May 14, 2010


alison Shutty

What the frick...where was this when I was going to school,, This is how everyone should learn!! So one point. I am not sending my kids to a government school!! Freedom School here we come!


I hear you Al! I think I would have thrived in that kind of environment. Glad to hear your kids will have this great opportunity. By the way, I dreamed about you & a new baby recently!

Karen Kissam

What an awesome summer you all are having ...enjoyed Mark's tour as well. I want to go to Mt Rushmore too ...let me know when you decide to take that family vacation :-) I just put in for 56 hours of vacation in June and have 200 hours more to use by year end. It's about time I get a life!


Hi Karen,

So far it has been a great summer we are only just past Memorial Day weekend.  I hope you do use all that vacation time!  Be sure to include a trip to Maine, the boys I probably wont be going anywhere soon, even though Wyoming South Dakota look like fun places to visit.

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