Random Monday

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• Here is yet another terrific and thought-provoking article from Peter Gray at the Freedom in Education blog at Psychology Today. A snippet on the Creativity Crisis (emphasis mine):

Creativity is nurtured by freedom and stifled by the continuous monitoring, evaluation, adult-direction, and pressure to conform that restrict children’s lives today….we are subjecting children to an educational system that assumes one right answer to every question and one correct solution to every problem, a system that punishes children (and their teachers too) for daring to try different routes. 

Brilliant, as usual.

Last week, I received a comment from Meghan at Unintended Housewife that was so funny, I felt compelled to create some kind of Super Awesome Comment Award and give it to her –

“I can’t believe you declined a Proud Mary serenade. You could have posted a video of it on your blog. Selfish! Think about your readers.”

• I just heard on the news that rice now has alarming levels of arsenic. I could have done without knowing that.

Eat more whole grains! Whole grains might be poisoning you!

Caffeine is bad! Drink decaf! Decaf is processed using chemical solvents! Decaf is the devil!

Eggs have cholesterol! Eat eggs and go coffin shopping! NO WAIT – eggs have the good cholesterol! So nevermind on that egg thing!


• I had a request to make Random Monday a linky (thanks again, April!), and thought that might be fun, so I am going to give it a shot. Feel free to link up with your own randomness every week. And together we can TAKE OVER THE ENTIRE INTERNET! Bwahahahahahah!

If it works, that is. Remember to link to your actual Random Monday post, and not just your home page.

9 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. Tressa Says:

    I just finished reading Wheat Belly. While I agree with him on some things, the arrogance of the author was off putting. “Forget everything you hear. Only listen to me! I have it right.” I suppose it is like anything else out there.

    Ok. I linked with the generic Linky picture.I guess I need to make my own for the future.
    Tressa´s last blog post ..Random Monday

  2. Kristy Says:

    I am so disappointed to never had been awarded a blogging comment brillance award. I must step it up a notch.

    Yes, on the whole science thing. Make up your mind already. Or better yet, give me the facts and let me make up my own mind.
    Kristy´s last blog post ..Let There Be Light!

  3. Rose Says:

    Maybe next week since i just wrote a post for you yesterday!!!!! and I agree pick something already or just pick books to read!!! Although I will plug for Apologia’s Exploring Creation for the Elementary Child Series, we are doing Anatomy & Physiology this year but started with Botany, then Astronomy, Zoo 1, Zoo 2, next year the littles will do Zoo 3!!!
    Rose´s last blog post ..My maybe Pinterest Project this month.

  4. chocolatechic Says:

    I could probably do a random Monday, but I’m just way to boring.
    chocolatechic´s last blog post ..September 14

  5. April Says:

    I think the anxiety over what we should or shouldn’t eat will kill us before the food does. Good grief. Happy Monday Deb, this was a fun way to procrastinate this morning. Now to refill the coffee cup and drag my pregnant self up the stairs to the schoolroom. P.S. It’s ten til noon.
    April´s last blog post ..Random Monday

  6. April Says:

    Lol! Deb my dog didn’t actually die! You missed a paragraph . 😉

  7. Meghan Says:

    Yay! Thanks for the Super Awesome Comment Award.
    Meghan´s last blog post ..Making a Hair Cutting Cape

  8. Lily Says:

    Ok Deb, how come you havent posted yet? dont you know I like to read your funny comments while my babies are alternating between eating and screaming?? LOL.
    Lily´s last blog post ..Marigold Organic Seeds – Calendula Officinalis – Heirloom Organic Flower / Herb Seeds

  9. Lily Says:

    Not to mention i have people spontaneously coming over at lunch time to see the babies, and my house is a disaster, i dont even know where they will sit…
    Lily´s last blog post ..Marigold Organic Seeds – Calendula Officinalis – Heirloom Organic Flower / Herb Seeds