Category Archives: Education

Harsh vs Humane

Julia Roberts was interviewed a couple of weeks ago on the CBS Morning Show about her new movie with Tom Hanks. The interviewer asked her about having Tom Hanks as her co-star and director. Is it true that he is … Continue reading

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Expected to Fight

Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, led a panel discussion on the state of public education in America during a lunch session at the Council on Foundations’ conference I attended in Charlotte last year. He cleared up a few matters of … Continue reading

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War is the Opposite of Art

I’ve often thought that art is the perfect antidote for war. Ed Stern, Producing Artistic Director for “Playhouse in the Park” in Cincinnati, made a comment in support of that statement: “So much of wartime is talking about evil and who … Continue reading

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Who Needs Art?

When times are unstable and political upheavals begin to sprout and financial troubles abound, artists and intellectuals become the scapegoat. The dictionary defines a scapegoat this way, “a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, … Continue reading

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“That’s Just the Way They Are”

It works both ways. Stereotypes. They are constructed in the same way as they are deconstructed. Some for good. Some for bad. Take Japanese people for example. I am in Nagoya visiting my son and his family for a couple … Continue reading

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