I am in education for two reasons; redemption and transformation. if I had to name a third it would be disruption. Education, to allow for new possibilities, has to include the opportunity to fail and the opportunity to rise and and move on. Education, to encourage change, development and growth has to disrupt what was there previously and allow something new to emerge. A gardener knows this and turns the soil; disrupts, drops a seed, waits and sees.

I am so proud of young people like you Mimi who ask questions and in the process create the possibility for new answers. Fail early, fail often, always fail forward.


Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store