Sunday, September 9, 2007

Ohmigosh! It's real!


Why is it that the phrase "have to" becomes our incentive to try something new? Creating my own blog has been on my "want to" list for over two years, yet it is not until I'm forced to do this for a class that I take the initiative to do so. Regretfully, this is unbelievable simple, and the pain of missed opportunities floods my guilt sensors.

The next step will be to see if I can make something useful of this page, avoiding the temptation to type over 90 words a minute of endless streams of thought without purpose or direction.


If ancient civilizations could build such wonders as these, hands on stone without cranes or jackhammers, what is the fear factor that stops us from exploring new possibilities? Is it only when we can stand back and admire our handiwork that we see there is nothing to fear but fear itself?

2 comments:

Emilie.Knisley said...

Great start! I like the point that you made about the "fear factor". I see this all the time in the educational world. Either that or learning about things that we never take into our own practice. Old habits die hard, I suppose.

MathTech said...

The next fear to overcome - posting to each other's blogs!!