Half of each of all my classes is anarchistic
often than naught, we sit waiting for Goedel
The kind of thinking that got us into this pickle,
says Einstein, can't be the kind that gets us out.
What kind is that?
same deal or values. A sustainable and
resilient fight going over this distinction:
that would be academic.
(Scheduling, attendance policy, quizzes and
exams, in class movies, cap stone events,
posters, grade point averages (gpa), rigor
& credit and stuff like that: not academic.
Not even close.)
What is called ACADEMIC?
Via Negativa: what is NOT academic?
gardening, skiing powder in
showing horses in
the Ford to Redmons for repairs,
feeding inner city children and or
homeless, picking blueberries on
Mt Mitchell, agonizing over a critical
essay on something or other for some
journal or other, doing home work in
any discipline, dressing up and trick-
Most activity is not academic. GetRDone
purpose, aim, goal, measurable outcome
agenda-driven stuff: not academic.
Not even close.
What is academic? Do I have to spell it out?
Huh? What? What the? What the heck?
What the heck kind of a deal is that? What
the heck kind of a deal is that kind of a deal?
Being merely Academic. Sitting in an Ivory
Tower while walking the River Trail. While
with me always but it's not the not-academic.
Do not conflate, collapse or confuse. Merely
academic. Incommensurate with what is not.
Crucial, the difference. Need we argue?