oscar cormier

oscar cormier

trying to cut to the source of our inspiration.

can’t happen, won’t happen.


this is a bit closer.. we’re thinking.

Oscar is no doubt one of Dave‘s biggest (as well as Posey) inspirations. garnering wisdom and insight seems to go much deeper to the soul, when you take notice of your own kids. no?

the mom of Oscar – yeah – she’s got a pretty big hold on all of us as well.

art by oscar cormier

artwork – by Oscar – links to page on – wildness


great post (2010) on standards testing and creativity.
thank you @davecormier
fav parts:
“Why are we educating students?”
Over the last few years I’ve come around to what i think I want
Oscar and Josephine to get from the education system in order of importance.
  1. The desire to engage with ideas, combine them and make new ones
  2. The belief that they are allowed to do this
  3. The skills and literacies they need to do it.
I say in order of importance, because with the first can come the second and with the first two the third is pretty much inevitable.
Those first two are tricky however, and they are easily confused with ‘knowing things’.
I lay NO stock in knowing
a particular thing.
This is tricky, because I happen to think that knowing a great many things can be very valuable… I’m just not terribly fussed about the knowing of any given thing.
just the tip of the iceberg though – perhaps you should take a listen..
Dave’s response to the video, explaining rhizomes.


oxygen experiment with Posie:


this isn’t (doesn’t need to be ) rare.

imagine – facilitating authenticity…

finding all the geniuses inside.. waiting to be seen/heard/loved.


jack et al

and imagine if we called – facilitating curiosity – school – in the city – as the day?

7 billion such researchers/entrepreneurs/happy people.. no?