“Nothing enrages me more than when people criticize my criticism of school by telling me that schools are not just places to learn maths and spelling, they are places where children learn a vaguely defined thing called socialization. I know. I think schools generally do an effective and terribly damaging job of teaching children to be infantile, dependent, intellectually dishonest, passive and disrespectful to their own developmental capacities.”—Seymour Papert [via vruz] (via anthropophagous)
she arrived in a taxi completely intoxicated. it was after one of my long days as a May Co. stock boy and I sat there exhausted and sucking at my beer and looking at her in her rumpled state spread across the bed skirt hiked high.
I sucked at my drink then walked over to the bed and lifted her skirt higher: such a sight those glorious legs uncovered and helpless.
she was a great woman with great legs.
we had such tremendous fun and much agony together for some years
but she found life too hard; she died 34 years ago and
I haven’t seen legs like that since and I have never stopped