1) People were learning things, both cognitive and social,
and doing things, individually and collectively, making contributions,
connecting ideas, generating knowledge.
Mike Rose, Possible Lives, 416
2) It is so hard to have insight into a spider’s mind that
it is almost impossible to guess whether it loves its eggs, based on present
3) Eating disorders themselves can have harrowing long-term
consequences, including anemia, liver and kidney damage, infertility, and
loss of bone mass that may contribute to osteoporosis.
Peggy Orenstein, School Girls:
M. Masson and S. McCarthy, When Elephants Weep: The Emotional
Life of Animals, 68
Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence
4) Having no choice but to be what they were—Ben and Jerry
selling ice cream—their message was "unpretentious and down home," to use
Paul Hawkin, Growing a Business, 33-4
5) Even where the actual difference in spending between districts
is not so vast, the poorer districts—waiting often up to the last minute
to receive part of their budget from other sources—find themselves repeatedly
held hostage to decisions of suburban legislators who have no direct stake
in the interests of low-income children.
Jonathan Kozol, Savage Inequalities:
Children in America’s Schools, 204
6) This is the greatest danger for our species, to try to
pretend that we are another kind of animal, that we do not need to satisfy
our curiosity, that we can get along somehow without inquiry and exploration
Lewis Thomas, Medusa and the Snail,
7) Since they were found at Ocean Beach a week ago, the two
rare beaked whales—named Nicholas and Alexander—have inspired a remarkable
but very human effort to save them.
S.F. Examiner, 8/31/89
8) As I approach [the building], I see two eighth grade boys,
students at Audubon, sitting the curb, watching for slow cruising cars
whose drivers might be interested in buying crack; they smile and wave
as I pass by.
9) In defiance of a federal judge's temporary restraining
order, about 250 anti-abortion protesters blocked an Oakland Planned Parenthood
clinic for nearly four hours, singing hymns, reciting prayers and taunting
S.F. Examiner, March 12, 1989, B-1
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