Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Oh, The Humanities

While our oldest child, Zander, is off to Bonnarro this week,  he's entering Cornell at the end of summer to study liberal arts and the humanities.

Yesterday, David Brooks wrote a piece in the NY Times entitled, History for Dollars.
It opens, "When the going gets tough, the tough take accounting."  That's exactly what Bill did straight out of High School -- before transferring to art school.  

We think Brooks' piece is worth sharing.  When the going gets tough, we encourage the study of the humanities.

You can read Brooks' piece here.

Zander's shadow, above, in a photograph taken at the Temple of Aphaia in Aegina, Greece, 1993.

1 comment:

  1. If you have not already, also check out Elliot Eisner's The Arts and The Creation of Mind, about the importance of an arts based education. It's really great.