The Philosophy of Science Forms
June 2, 2016
Forms Reality is messy and infinitely complicated. Historically, in order to get a handle on this mess, humankind created models; smooth-edged symbolic representations that stand in for the sloppy bits. With apologies to Plato, I like to call them Forms. Learning about and playing with these little pictographs gives us the power to come to a […]
Continuing Education: Art
August 12, 2015
Drawing in The Galleries I have returned to the Museum of Fine Arts’ “Drawing in the Galleries” program on Wednesday Evenings. The program, which is free, and is held on the Free Night at the Museum, is one of the best and most humbling ways to spend the evening in Boston if you consider yourself […]
Today in the New York Times: July 7, 2015
July 7, 2015
Remnant of Boston’s Brutal Winter Threatens to Outlast Summer During the Voldemort-like winter that some people in Boston still, to this day, do not want to mention by name lest another be summoned before it’s time, photos of people standing atop mountains of snow and ice, some with flags, were sent around the stream-o-sphere to […]
Today in the New York Times: July 5, 2015
July 5, 2015
Wild in the Streets: A 24-Hour: Field Guide to New York City As a kid growing up in Manhattan, I didn’t know I was supposed to be living in a “concrete wasteland”.
Today in the New York Times: Part Deux
June 23, 2015
The Common Core Today’s foray into the Common Core War speaks to the philosophical essence of education. The underlying question raised by the article is: Is the incorporation of student assessment a good thing?
Today in the New York Times
June 23, 2015
The Summer of Science: 2015 The Times science section is always fun, but they have set aside a new space for summertime science, now that schools are letting out. The latest entry titled “Summer Solstice’ discusses the significant differences in temperature observed across the surface of The Sun. This phenomenon remains a mystery and is […]
Today in The New York Times
June 16, 2015
Two articles which were published in the New York Times today merit a quick comment.
Field Trips – Drawing in the Galleries
May 19, 2015
Boston Museum of Fine Arts There is no time to waste. Start expressing your inner artist today.
Field Trips – Zoo
May 18, 2015
Roger Williams Park Zoo The summer is coming and it’s time for family field trips.
MCAS Grade 5 (II)
May 7, 2015
The Water Cycle XVI. Science and Technology/Engineering, Grade 5 Question 10: In parts of India, the spring season is hot and dry. As spring changes to summer, strong winds blow moist air over the land. The map below shows the direction of these strong summer winds.