recent pictures

pirateNathan, a pirate, an Indian, and Underwear-Man.

canoe

Canoeing with Balázs.

canoe

Canoeing with Balázs.

At Skanszen.

At Skanszen with the boys.

skanszen

At Skanszen with the boys.  This is a replication of what Hungary used to look like hundreds of years ago.  This windmill was our favorite thing.

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teaching humanity

“The abilities associated with the humanities and the arts are also vital, both to the health of individual nations and to the creation of a decent world culture. These include the ability to think critically, to transcend local loyalties and to approach international problems as a “citizen of the world.” And, perhaps most important, the ability to imagine sympathetically the predicament of another person.  This essential ability can be called the narrative imagination: it leads us to be intelligent readers of other people’s stories and to understand their emotions and wishes.”

read this article by Martha Nussbaum in Newsweek

remember

“Man’s first faculty is forgetting.”  -Albert Camus

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”  -G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy