On Learning

Living in Metaphoria – Notes from a Lit Club Paper

Notes from a paper Gene delivered to the State College Lit Club February 20, 2010. ________________ Thank you for the invitation to give a Lit Club discussion paper.  My take is that a discussion paper presentation is meant to be brief, expressing ideas having personal meaning, and, in effect, promoting or even provoking discussion and commentary from around the table. Here goes.    “Living in Metaphoria”   I start with a quote from Stephen Jay Gould ((1996), "Full House", p. 7, Harmony Books, NY): "We reveal ourselves in the metaphors we choose for depicting the cosmos in miniature." I must [...]

Living in Metaphoria – Notes from a Lit Club Paper2019-06-23T13:30:06+00:00

Studenting– living life as a Student

Studenting-- living life as a Student It’s complicated, living a life.   Biologists tell us it’s about breathing and growing. Philosophers point to questions. Educators grasp at learning Religions faithfully look to authorities. Science pursues through fact and logic. The Arts idealize imagination, Humanists reflect on passion and metaphoric. Scholars seek answers through inquiry and knowing.   These, the knowers, know life is the pursuit of knowing That knowing has no limits Of learning, gaining understanding and meaning: Thinking with purpose Maybe a matter of goals, perspective, and ought, Knowers focused on minds past, Content with their knowledge of truths [...]

Studenting– living life as a Student2019-06-21T19:21:36+00:00