Friday, May 8, 2009

Dear graduates

My boss's address to the graduating seniors is titled "What I Thought We Taught You." With apologies to Rick, then, here's What I Thought I Taught You:
  1. The complex answer is probably closer to the truth.
  2. We are more capable together than we are separately.
  3. The skills you have when you walk in my classroom door are valuable.
  4. Embrace the disreputable.
  5. It's all interesting.
  6. There is no plan.
  7. Communicating clearly is the first order of business.
  8. Meaning is where you find it.
  9. Context is everything.
  10. Build a process, arrange language, juxtapose images, and you have created both the world and yourself.

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