Sunday Evening Reflection: Lois Hole – A Life Well Lived

Whenever I travel to St. Albert, Alberta, my first visit is to the St. Albert Public Library. In front of the library doors, the bronze sculpture of Lois Hole, entitled “Legacy of Love & Learning” welcomes me with a poignant reminder of a life well-lived. “The monument was created by the renowned Alberta sculptor BarbaraContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Lois Hole – A Life Well Lived”

The Man from Wales

“Women will be no longer made the slaves of, or dependent upon men…They will be equal in education, rights, privileges and personal liberty.” Robert Owen, (1771-1858) Book of the New Moral World: Sixth Part, 1841 Robert Owen was a change agent, by words and actions.  Born in Newtown, a small market town in Montgomeryshire, Wales,Continue reading “The Man from Wales”

The Chefs at Work

When I think that my life is crazy-busy, I watch the chefs on the food channels and realize my life is tranquil compared to the bedlam that occurs in a professional kitchen.   Professional chefs wear multiple “hats” and display interdisciplinary talents. They are artists, entrepreneurs, performers, communication experts, instructors and risk-takers.  Here is whatContinue reading “The Chefs at Work”

The Legacy

Education’s legacy is hope… freedom… and the power to change the world. May we bequeath this inheritance to our children…   “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Victor Hugo “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” George Washington Carver “Education is the most power weapon which you canContinue reading “The Legacy”

The Experience Journey

I knew a great deal at 18 and even more when I was 21.  By the time I reached 25, I was not quite as certain.  That was the age when I realized experience was the mechanism for integrating knowledge.  And that was when the journey began… “I think everyone should go to college andContinue reading “The Experience Journey”

Education – Are we still learning?

“Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?” Erich Fromm Schools and universities have a mandate to educate.  To that end, they have created measurements systems and standardized tests to quantify whether or not learning has occurred. As adults, how doContinue reading “Education – Are we still learning?”