The Famous Patton Speech

•May 1, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Part I contains the first (roughly)two pages are devoted to background on Patton’s famous predeliction towards eloquent profanity, then it summarizes how the authour discovered a rare copy of the speech. This copy and many other sources were used [he gave this speech several times with some differences apparently] to reconstruct the address that Patton gave to the Third Army on June 5th, 1944 the eve of the invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944.

Part II contains the remaining(roughly) three pages are devoted to the speech itself, with some notes interspersed throughout.

It is a work of art and it seems unlikely that an American general will speak this way again on the eve of an invasion. It may be unlikely that another Patton will come along in the near future as well.




Eight tips for fostering flow in the classroom, others on flow

•April 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Christine Carter of Raising Happiness fame turns the spotlight on how to foster “flow” in the classroom;

And some more articles;


Flow in groups;


How creativity works;

NY Times 100 Notable Books of 2011

•April 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Will there ever be time to read many if any of them?! 😛

Byte-sized professional development for admin, teachers and parents.

•April 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

•April 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

A related NY Times article ;

A NY Times review;

A Vanity Fair article;

A solid summary;


This will do for now;



Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers 2011

•April 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Anthony Daniels a.k.a. Theodore Dalrymple[pen name]

•April 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

First off, who he is;

A super-summary would be that he is a former prison doctor and psychiatrist and that he now writes extensively.  Read the Wikipedia link for a brief summary of his leanings etc. He writes very well, provides a counter and balance towards the erosion of individual responsibility etc. and has a lot to offer the discerning reader, in my opinion.