We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
OMG! How is it possible? How can it be? How is it that I who love great American literature sooo much: I who also love and work to protect the wild places of our continent--how can it be that I was never introduced to Henry Beston?
Thank you BD!
I have for several years now been asking myself what can we older ones do to assure that our nation, our democracy, and our constitution will continue beyond the years of coming deterioration caused by several generations of poorly educated young people taking over the role of keeper? What can we do to overcome the horrific impact a very poor education system will have on the future of this nation? I read with interest Barrister's piece on Exeter yesterday and your offering of Henry Beston today. I realize that one of the things we could do is form together to develop a 2 year college. This college would not allow anyone under 25 to attend. It would only teach math, writing, reasoning (logic), rhetoric and use the English Cannon prior to deconstruction and women's studies. This would be a program that would go 4 hours a day five days a week. No calculators, no computers except for after hours research. In other words, we would try to give to the generation of student next in line the skills they did not acquire in high school/college. It would be serious drill time! There would be a nursery for babies under 4. What are your thoughts?
It's sad to think that the one room schoolhouse of days of yore beats the pants off the multimillion factories we are sending the young to today.
BTW, great photo!
I shoot a lot on the South Shore and often go back to the same spots and again. Why people ask? Because the nothing is ever the same. Light and sky and color are always changing. Winter is a great time to shoot on the Cape, the long periods of sun low on the horizon.
What would life in New York City be like if those millions of people did not have that place (the Cape) in their hearts. If they did not know, did not believe, that if they wanted to be there they could be. It doesn't matter if they actually go--what matters is they know it's there and if they want it-- they can have it.
I hope MF folks will help us to keep MT that way. Help us keep out the American Builders Association. The golf courses of the Vegas investment properties.