Category Archives: Inspiration

The space to learn… 1

Sometimes I get caught up in technology. Since my interests involve the intersection between entertainment and education, a point that often revolves around new technologies, it is often easy for me to forget that sometimes, all one needs in order to learn, is the space for learning to take place.

Last night, I happened upon a video from TED. Simple words but a powerful story about providing the space needed for girls to learn that reiterates the adage that if you education girls, you educate the world.

I thought I would pass it on…

Educational Inspiration for a Rainy Day 1

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. ~Albert Einstein

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. ~Henry Ford

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. ~Leonardo da Vinci

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study.  Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.  ~Henry L. Doherty

When the student is ready, the master appears.  ~Buddhist Proverb

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.  ~Vernon Howard

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.  ~John Lubbock

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~William Arthur Ward

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. ~Mark Van Doren

In the world of the future, the new illiterate will be the person who has not learned how to learn. ~Alvin Toffler

My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; Words without thoughts never to heaven go. ~William Shakespeare

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Continue to learn. Play with abandon. Choose with no regret. Laugh! Do what you love. Love as if this is all there is. ~Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

Photo Shoot Comments Off on Photo Shoot

Party Hat

Party Hat

This past weekend, my friend Michele offered me a wonderful opportunity to practice my photography skills. Michele, a wonderful painter, is getting ready to create an online exhibit of some of her work. Together, we photographed about 40 of her paintings and began the preparations for displaying them digitally. With her permission, I am posting a few of my favorites… Read More »

The Brain That Changes Itself 3

I read a single chapter of this book as part of a course I was taking. I was so inspired by the chapter that I went out and bought a copy. This book is amazing and I think just about everybody would benefit from taking the time to read it. Surprising for a ‘science’ book, it is a page turner that presents a wonderful peek into the potential of the human mind. Below are some of my favorite quotes/ideas from the text… Read More »

Trees For Life Comments Off on Trees For Life

Ok… There is some great photography on this site but mostly I just found it inspiring. People doing some great work in one of my favorite places in the world. I would love to get to do this in the not too distant future!

Trees For Life

Apreciating Another Artist’s Work Comments Off on Apreciating Another Artist’s Work

Sidewalk Artist - York, UK

Sidewalk Artist - York

This photo falls more into the inspiration category than it does the photography category. I took it in York, England where I just happened across the sidewalk artist drawing it in my wanderings. It was really quite beautiful… yet with the first rain all the chalk will just wash away. Beautiful only in its time yet remembered through the eye of a camera.

Stock Photography Ramble Comments Off on Stock Photography Ramble

Today, one of my favorite RSS feeds (phototuts) presented an article on stock photography for beginners. While I know I am still too much of a beginner to publish my work the post did lead me on a bit of a quest and I found some great links… Here are some of the places I ended up:

Bernie’s Better Beginner Guide to Photography

DPhoto Journal

How to get a professional look with color

Color Symbolism and Psychology

Some great food for thought here. Hopefully I can make use of it in the future.