brings to mind a box of well-used formulas that a family has kept alive…or that has kept the family alive. it reminds me of some magical mixture that conjures up something new, something fantastic; without it the resultant would cease to exist. all people of real importance have one that they use for something special to them.
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man, this was a tough one. i thought this quick writing exercise was going to get easier, but with each new word it seems harder and harder to write and think at the same time. ah well, it has been a fantastic catalyst for my blogging and place for me to get going which is generally the hardest part. i did have something else on my mind this morning but it’s half-baked. it seems like the struggle for power has been a theme popping up in my learning circles recently and i can’t help but think that ‘power struggle’ and ‘education’ seem to be strange bed fellows. on the one hand anyone who has worked in education will tell you that the struggle always exists and happens on nearly every level, but i would hope they would be as quick to admit that it has no meaningful part in the classroom. i love the idea of the word ‘struggle’ and what that means on a personal and class level because it strikes me as a process that leads to growth and understanding. perhaps it’s the aspect of power that gets under my skin. it brings to mind someone telling someone else what to do and i’m a bit of a contrarian.