How are you intelligent?

My nephew is a high school student who is a gifted pianist, composer and singer. He’s also autistic. While I have no idea how he might score on an IQ (intelligence quotient) test, he has earned a spot in the state chorus and performs publicly.  Luckily for him, his parents ensured that he was exposed to experiences…

The Purpose of School: Assumptions Differing

On Monday, I uploaded the last three requirements for this semester—29 pages of writing. That afternoon, I reassembled a candelabra floor lamp (removing cloth-covered wires that are now considered a safety hazard), cut and primed boards for an exterior door overhang (a very long time in the design phase) and started laying out a tile…