Monday, March 29, 2010


03.29.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

The tea kettle may have lost some of its glamour and function due to the advent of the microwave oven, but its unmistakable whistle signals boiling water every time! Reliability rules! :)

Dependability and consistency are basic traits we have grown to expect in our daily lives. Starting with the morning's alarm clock and continuing through the day with everything from the car's ignition 'prrr' to the computer operating system's auditory 'check-in', there are many things that we come to rely on every day. Such a trustworthy relationship is both expected and valued - so much so, that we often elevate its worthiness...even beyond validity. I sometimes wonder if that has been influencing the focus on standardized assessments in the world of education... Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. I'm a kettle person - sometimes simplicity is best.I love the reflections - on the kettle and in your writing.