From Carol

Did Thomas Edison Get an “A” in Light Bulb Design Class?

February 6, 2013 No comments
In all of the serious aspects of our lives, do we really remember the powerful relationship between creative play... and thinking? Problem solving comes from exploration.  If the silly ideas of the 'impossible' are ignored, passed over and closed down in our children, they will stop thinking creatively.  They become embarrassed by failure, when in reality, failure is how we learn.  Failure is how we learned to walk - we stumbled through it. It's how we learned to ride a bike - we fell over and skinned our knees. Failure is how we become intelligent... otherwise, how ...

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Self Actualization

November 29, 2012 No comments
“Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they must be. They must be true to their own nature. This need we may call self-actualization. .. It refers to man’s desire for self-fulfillment, namely to the tendency for him to become actually in what he is potentially: to become everything one is capable of becoming.” ~ Abraham Maslow (for notes on his book Motivation and Personality visit

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