“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — ‘Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.’ — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”

Emerson, R. W. in Self Reliance

This blog is about English Language Teaching and education in general. This is a place for me to express my opinions, have conversations with readers, and change my mind if that’s the case. The texts on this blog are likely to have been inspired by some of my readings or some conversations I may have had with other educators. The core idea is to have the chance to put into writing the many thoughts that may have sprung to mind.

This is not exactly meant to be an academic depository of texts, but a space for reflection. Therefore, some posts might be followed by a list of texts whereas others will simply be the result of my own interpretations or questionings about the issue being discussed. There’s no intention to come up with a definite and final answer, and, actually, as this is a space for reflection, I find it healthy to revisit topics and even change my mind on them as time passes. Isn’t this what we are to do if we think about things?

As a reader, you are more than welcome to write comments on posts agreeing, disagreeing or adding up to the text. And if you feel like contributing a guest post, just let me know.

6 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. Hi Henrick, I’d like to invite you to participate in the invitation-only Beta trials of an entertainment-based free EFL web service we are finalizing; I can’t seem to find your e-mail address however. Can you send it to me at my own e-mail address, which is paul.maglione@english-attack.com ?

    Many thanks in advance and congratulations on the interesting blog.

    – Paul Maglione

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