ἕν οἶδα, ὅτι οὐδέν οἶδα
All I know is that I know nothing
Allegedly said by Socrates
So true, 30 years in Education, and I still feel like a kindergarten student, curious and inquisitive, questioning, interested, prying …

Émile Gallé

Victor Prouvé, 1858-1943 Portrait of Emile Gallé, 1892, oil on canvas, Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy “Our roots are in the depths of the woods-on the banks of streams and among the mosses.” How do you like this phrase as a "Motto" on your studio door? Émile Gallé loved it,  and used it! https://en.wikiquote.org/wi ...

Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur, 1822 – 1899The Horse Fair, 1835–-55, oil on canvas, 244.5 cm × 506.7 cm, the MET, NY “Ah! If nations could only agree to employ their resources to perfect agriculture and improve transportation, and to bring all their girl children a good education, what an explosion of happiness there would be on ear ...

Villa of the Mosaic Columns

Mosaic Columns from The Villa of the Mosaic Columns in Pompeii, 1st century AD, Naples National Archaeological Museum “If you have a garden in your library, we will want for nothing” wrote Marcus Tullius Cicero to his illustrious new friend Marcus Terentius Varro... and he is so right! Gardening can be so gratifyin ...

The Month of August

The Month of August, latest 1407, possibly by Maestro Venceslao, Fresco, Torre Aquila, Castello del Buonconsiglio in Trento, Italy “I am a reaper whose muscles set at sun-down. All my oats are cradled.  /  But I am too chilled, and too fatigued to bind them. And I hunger.  /  I crack a grain bet ...