Collard Greens and Chocolate

Collard Greens and Chocolate Chips — actually go well together.

Had a bowl of collards so that I could claim to be eating healthy. Then I saw that my son had left some dark chocolate chips (the healthy kind!) on the counter.

We all need dessert. Scooped up some chips … and gotta admit that the flavor mix was not an instant hit. Set the chocolate chips down and went back to doing something else. Then somehow the flavors mixed … or maybe I just like chocolate … anyway, finished off the chips. I do feel guilty … happily guilty, but guilty.

A Great Big World – You get what you go for

My batteries went to fully charged the first time I saw this video. So I keep playing it!

Am not so sure that I am ready to take on any new big challenges or issues in the world yet … but am thinking about it. Until then when just keep playing this video and look for some more like it.

The band is A Great Big World and the song is This Is the New Year.

Critical Thinking … the other national deficit

Critical Thinking - the other national deficit

Can critical thinking be taught? … or learned? … or encouraged?

Sure! It is simple.

Are people taught to question ‘facts’? Are people encouraged to believe that there are at least two sides to every story? Are people encouraged to seek proofs and to reject ‘beliefs’ that seek no proof? If so then critical thinking is being taught and ‘indoctrinated’.

If you cannot put yourself in someone else’s mindset then you are not engaging in critical thinking.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

― Sun Tzu, The Art of War