"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


Something fun to watch and something fun to read for your Saturday

Saw this on BoingBoing recently--Philip Zimbardo on 'The Powers of Time". It's an animated video in which Zimbardo (Professor Emeritus at Stanford University) discusses how our perspective on time affects how we see the world. Entertaining and educational!


Also, while I'm at it, have you read Mark Frauenfelder's "Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World" yet? You probably already know this, but he's the founder of boingboing.net, editor-in-chief of "Make" magazine, and a lively, funny writer. This book chronicles his start as a DIY, and in the process takes a look at the entire DIY trend in the U.S. today. Great summer read!

Got any good books to recommend? (I'd love to hear about them in the comments!)

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