Monthly Archives: July 2015

Thoughts on the question of study and its relation to the person

Here’s a thought I had: Some of us (some more than others) find a desire to study things.  That is to say, there is a tendency to want to look at things to as if ‘decipher’ them.  It seems, though, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some advice I wanted to give a young kid about work

Some time ago I was sitting down at a restaurant eating and noticed a young kid that was working there.  He was around about 20.  He was wiping the tables and started to mop the floor.  As I ate I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how schooling, nowadays, is forcing kids to develop traits of Asperger’s Syndrome

In a recent conversation, I found myself mentioning something interesting (which is all speculation at this time): It seems, to me, that schooling, nowadays, tends to create Asperger-like traits in kids.  That is to say, it teaches kids traits of Asperger … Continue reading

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Thoughts on interpreting history: “fill-in history” and the need for meaning

In a conversation recently, I said something interesting: I said that, it seems to me, that to be a good historian you need to be able to say and do several things: You must be able to say “we simply don’t know” … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some ponderings I did at a high school

Some time ago I walked through a high school that I have never been in (it was actually Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, Utah).  As I walked through the halls a lot of memories came to me of when I … Continue reading

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