Posted by: David McKay | August 24, 2012



One of the words highlighted during my in-service to start my new teaching job. An interesting word. It implies that we came from an origin, a place where we were.

What was that place, and how exactly are we returning to our original form?

Can you see the questions? Can you see that we are reaching a point in the spectrum of humanity where we really, honest to goodness, saints preserve us, really, really, need to do some thing. Some thing.

What do you want done? If you are asking the question, it means that you want an answer.

I want answers.

Don’t you? Are you asking questions? You’d god damned well better be asking questions. If you’re a student of mine you will be.

Can we survive as a species in this time and age, as we stand by and watch so many other species die?

How can we survive as a species in this time and age, if we just stand by and watch so many others die?

We have an obligation.

I want my daughter to grow. She needs help.

You need to help her.


I’ll do it without you, but it would be a hell of a lot better if you were to join me.

Responsibility is not convenient — it’s necessary.

Rethink. Refuse. Reduce. Reuse. Reimagine.




  1. How’s life as a Dad and a teacher going, David? Any new thoughts to inspire us this month? Hope all is well! 🙂 Kate

  2. Hi, Kate! Being a dad and a teacher is ridiculously time consuming, but I love it. I have been thinking about how long it has been since I have written anything here… I think something is percolating, though… Thanks for thinking of me! I’m so out of the loop – I hope all is well with you, too.

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