Sister Mary Lauretta (1902-1995) taught science at Columbus High School in Marshfield, Wisconsin. She reportedly encouraged and inspired students with daily proverbs written on the blackboard for student reflection, although one former student at the 50th reunion for the class of 1967 said, “I don’t believe that she ever posted proverbs, only formulas!” Here, she demonstrates a physics concept using a Slinky spring toy.
Thanks to Carl Swedeberg, class of 1967, for the photo and the anecdote.
"I find that if you start to write about things that you’re fascinated by, you discover a great many things at the point of a pen. Ideas get tested in paragraphs. Writing naturally generates more connections and ideas, putting flesh on bare bones."
The Spooky Art
Norman Mailer (1922-2007), American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, and film maker.