An extract from a blog entry by Parker Palmer

Greetings, I was mining through some refreshing blogs and came across this posting.

It made me think about our task as teachers, educators, leaders for the sake of children and other learners.


Taking on the Impossible Time and Time AgainBY PARKER J. PALMER (@PARKERJPALMER), COLUMNIST

I asked, 

“How do you keep doing this demanding work, day in and day out, when you know you’ll wake up tomorrow to problems that are as bad or worse than the ones you’re dealing with today?”

The answer (given)… is below:

What you need to understand is this. Just because something’s impossible doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.”

I am chewing on this



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