Solutions Notebook

Photo: Las Vegas Ride Share PrivilegeWhite privilege is your history being part of the core curriculum and mine being taught as an elective.– Jose Del Bario ? ImaginationImagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.– Albert Einstein For a relationship to stay alive, love alone is not enough. Without imagination, love stales …

Beauty Notebook

Photo The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.– Eleanor Roosevelt Go to the ugliest or most forlorn place you know — a drugstore parking lot, the front porch of a crack house, a toxic waste dump, or the place that symbolizes your secret shame — and build a shrine …

Death Notebook

Photo: Ayöök Ceramics, Postcard Fave quotes about death and dying A colleague of mine described Día de los Muertos as ‘the only time during the year when the veil that separates our world from the next is lifted.’– Joshua Berman, Día de los Muertos: What I’ve learned about Day of the Dead (so far) Haere! …

Peace Notebook

Power to the peaceful.– Spearhead We say we want peace, but nobody wants to change their own mind.– Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yell Fire There is no path to peace. Peace is the path. (No hay camino para la paz, la paz es el camino.)– Mahatma Gandhi El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz. (Respect for the rights …

Love Notebook

Poster:  Fall in Love What does your heart say?– Mixteco greeting (Na ca anun) Ma sa sa’ laa ch’ool (mah sah sah laa ch’ohl) (literally, is there happiness in your heart?)Sa in ch’ oo’ (sah een ch’ohl), (Yes, my heart is happy.)– Maya Q’eqchi Expression, Belize This eye looks with loveThis eye looks with judgmentFree …

Learning Notebook

Photo It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.– Albert Einstein Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new wayMaybe then they’ll listen to whatcha have to sayCause they’re the ones who’s coming up and the world is in their hands.When you teach the children teach ’em the very best you can.– …

Ethics Notebook

Photo Treat others the way they would like to be treated.– Platinum Rule It seems to me that if we can imagine the injustice, then we can imagine its opposite.– Paul Keating, (sampled in From little things big things grow) Virtus sola nobilitas (virtue is the only nobility)– Sir Charles Nicholson All questions of religion …

Food Notebook

Photo: Oranges Quotes about food and drink QuotesOne cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.– Virginia Woolf When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.– Henny Youngman Each gorilla has its own voice: you can really tell who’s singing, and if it’s their favourite food, …

Wilderness Notebook

Poster Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.– Gary Snyder In wildness is the preservation of the world.– Henry David Thoreau Wilderness is the state of complete awareness.– Gary Snyder, Turtle Island There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy …

Communication Notebook

Photo: Oaxaca Foamboard Never let the lyric get in the way of the groove.– Maurice White, cited by Allee Willis If you want to change the way people think, you can educate them, brainwash them, bribe them, drug them. Or you can teach them a few carefully chosen new words with the power to change …