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Ritva VoutilaThis talk by Sir Ken Robinson is gorgeous. I’ve listened to it four times and watched the video twice. I’d love to meet him some day.

Even before I had my son I was passionately interested in education. Since he was born I’ve thought of it constantly. It is, I think, one of the most significant choices I must make for him.

About this time last year I was reading an article on Erik Demaine, a scientist who’s peers said he was “promiscuous” – interested in everything and able to make a contribution to anything. In the previous year alone he’d with biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers, designers, and architects on several giant, difficult, interdisciplinary challenges.

When Erik was starting school his dad decided to step out of his career and dedicate his life to the education of his son, piled into a van, and toured the world. He gave his boy a taste of everything.

I believe passionately in two things Sir Robinson discussed. First, environmental and other similar social issues are the greatest challenges of our time. And second, it will be the creativity of a child’s mind that finds humanity’s path through them.

I’ve mentioned before (and since lost touch with) Howard Esbin, founder of Heliotrope. I don’t think there’s a top to his work. Howard, what are you up to these days?

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