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Mullings on teaching, learning, schooling, society, ecology, systems, spirituality, connections…

The Travesty of “Distance Education”

| October 14, 2010

If you watch television, browse the internet, read magazines and newspapers, listen to the radio, or read bulletin boards and billboards, you’ve been bombarded with advertisements about distance education degrees, like those listed below: “Earn an Distance Degree In 5 Days” “Earn a degree online while you keep
working.” “It’s back to school time-Have you
 registered […]

In the Heartlessland of America

| October 14, 2010

Sometimes we get so caught up in the speed of everyday life, we don’t take the time to ponder what’s happening around us. As for me, I feel like I’ve been going about my everyday business with blinders on. It’s embarrassing. I feel like I’m extremely slow on the uptake. Maybe this time too many […]

Disconnects – A Brief Initial Exploration

| October 14, 2010

The initial question I posed on my previous post (What is the extent of the disconnects we experience today?) is almost overwhelming. Each of us, if we sit and think about it, can come up with a huge list of examples of the disconnects we experience in our lives. In some ways the list seems […]

Gregory Bateson: An Introduction

| October 13, 2010

I had the fortunate opportunity to spend five weeks with Gregory Bateson during the summer of 1975. Gregory was an extraordinary man with a huge heart and phenomenal mind. In 2004, his last wife, Lois, mentioned to me, “you know Gregory had a big mind, but he thought with his heart.” My interest in connections […]