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I love quotes that add meaning to my life. Here are a few to live by:

Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.
—Michael Pollan

Feeding nine billion people in a truly sustainable way will be one of the greatest challenges our civilization has had to confront. It will require the imagination, determination and hard work of countless people from all over the world. There is no time to lose.
—Jonathan A. Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment, U of MN

The surest way to capture the flavors, colors, and textures of a culture is by using authentic products.
—Lidia Bastianich, from Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen

The most important habit you can develop is to taste as you are preparing something. Take a sample and taste it critically at different stages of the cooking, then correct the seasonings…
—Marion Cunningham, from Learning to Cook

Plant a vegetable garden if you have the space, a window box if you don’t.
—Michael Pollan

Five Reasons to Pursue Continuing Education

Picture yourself learning the art of cheese making with renowned cheese maker, David Asher, or foraging for mushrooms in the beautiful rolling hills of the Northeast Kingdom, or learning the art of fermentation by the self-proclaimed “fermentation fetishist,” Sandor Katz.  The School of the New American Farmstead (SNAF) at Sterling College offers you these experiences and more; visit their website for a full list of courses, and their press release for more information on the program.

Be a lifelong learner!  Here’s five great reasons why:

Community building

Trying new things and learning new skills as an adult scrounges up some vulnerability you probably don’t experience in the rest of life.  In the midst of an online world, where social connections are often limited to virtual interactions, create real, human connections by engaging with other people in a curious and like-minded environment.

Knowledge can never be taken away from you

I was told this sentiment by a colleague, and it’s true!  Your knowledge belongs to you; no one and nothing can take it from you. Pretty much everything else about you can be taken, tarnished, or damaged.  But your knowledge is yours to keep.

Ignorance may be bliss, but KNOWLEDGE is POWER

I don’t disagree that ignorance may be bliss, but you would have to not know too many things to make that true.  Who wants to live their life with the knowledge and understanding of a toddler?  Armor yourself with knowledge, such that you will be prepared to have positive impact on the world around you.

Do your morning business in a tree-outhouse

If you go to SNAF, that is.  Sterling College offers rustic accommodations for a marginal fee.  Space is limited, so if this interests you, let them know!  Regardless, you get to enjoy the wild and untamed scenic experience of the Northeast Kingdom.

Resist entropy

There is no magic pill that will keep your skin and body youthful, but exercising your mental acuity will battle the deleterious effects of aging.  It will also build your self-confidence through the sense of accomplishment, and confidence is a survival skill.

See you in class!

Corrie Austin

Posted: 5-5-2019

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Picture yourself learning the art of cheese making with renowned cheese maker, David Asher, or foraging for mushrooms in the beautiful rolling hills of the Northeast Kingdom, or learning the art of fermentation by the self-proclaimed "fermentation fetishist," Sandor Katz.  The School of the New American Farmstead (SNAF) at Sterling College offers you these experiences and more; visit their website for a full list of courses, and their press release for more information on the program.



Be a lifelong learner!  Here's five great reasons why:

Community building

Trying new things and learning new skills as an adult scrounges up some vulnerability you probably don't experience in the rest of life.  In the midst of an online world, where social connections are often limited to virtual interactions, create real, human connections by engaging with other people in a curious and like-minded environment.

Knowledge can never be taken away from you

I was told this sentiment by a colleague, and it's true!  Your knowledge belongs to you; no one and nothing can take it from you. Pretty much everything else about you can be taken, tarnished, or damaged.  But your knowledge is yours to keep.

Ignorance may be bliss, but KNOWLEDGE is POWER

I don't disagree that ignorance may be bliss, but you would have to not know too many things to make that true.  Who wants to live their life with the knowledge and understanding of a toddler?  Armor yourself with knowledge, such that you will be prepared to have positive impact on the world around you.

Do your morning business in a tree-outhouse

If you go to SNAF, that is.  Sterling College offers rustic accommodations for a marginal fee.  Space is limited, so if this interests you, let them know!  Regardless, you get to enjoy the wild and untamed scenic experience of the Northeast Kingdom.

Resist entropy

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Community building

Trying new things and learning new skills as an adult scrounges up some vulnerability you probably don't experience in the rest of life.  In the midst of an online world, where social connections are often limited to virtual interactions, create real, human connections by engaging with other people in a curious and like-minded environment.

Knowledge can never be taken away from you

I was told this sentiment by a colleague, and it's true!  Your knowledge belongs to you; no one and nothing can take it from you. Pretty much everything else about you can be taken, tarnished, or damaged.  But your knowledge is yours to keep.

Ignorance may be bliss, but KNOWLEDGE is POWER

I don't disagree that ignorance may be bliss, but you would have to not know too many things to make that true.  Who wants to live their life with the knowledge and understanding of a toddler?  Armor yourself with knowledge, such that you will be prepared to have positive impact on the world around you.

Do your morning business in a tree-outhouse

If you go to SNAF, that is.  Sterling College offers rustic accommodations for a marginal fee.  Space is limited, so if this interests you, let them know!  Regardless, you get to enjoy the wild and untamed scenic experience of the Northeast Kingdom.

Resist entropy

There is no magic pill that will keep your skin and body youthful, but exercising your mental acuity will battle the deleterious effects of aging.  It will also build your self-confidence through the sense of accomplishment, and confidence is a survival skill. See you in class! -Corrie Austin" ["post_title"]=> string(43) "Five Reasons to Pursue Continuing Education" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(43) "five-reasons-to-pursue-continuing-education" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-05-05 08:40:37" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-05-05 12:40:37" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(42) "http://inthekitchenwithbronwyn.com/?p=5116" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "2" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["queried_object"]=> object(WP_Post)#373 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5116) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "8" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2019-05-05 08:37:37" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-05-05 12:37:37" ["post_content"]=> string(3568) " Picture yourself learning the art of cheese making with renowned cheese maker, David Asher, or foraging for mushrooms in the beautiful rolling hills of the Northeast Kingdom, or learning the art of fermentation by the self-proclaimed "fermentation fetishist," Sandor Katz.  The School of the New American Farmstead (SNAF) at Sterling College offers you these experiences and more; visit their website for a full list of courses, and their press release for more information on the program. Be a lifelong learner!  Here's five great reasons why:

Community building

Trying new things and learning new skills as an adult scrounges up some vulnerability you probably don't experience in the rest of life.  In the midst of an online world, where social connections are often limited to virtual interactions, create real, human connections by engaging with other people in a curious and like-minded environment.

Knowledge can never be taken away from you

I was told this sentiment by a colleague, and it's true!  Your knowledge belongs to you; no one and nothing can take it from you. Pretty much everything else about you can be taken, tarnished, or damaged.  But your knowledge is yours to keep.

Ignorance may be bliss, but KNOWLEDGE is POWER

I don't disagree that ignorance may be bliss, but you would have to not know too many things to make that true.  Who wants to live their life with the knowledge and understanding of a toddler?  Armor yourself with knowledge, such that you will be prepared to have positive impact on the world around you.

Do your morning business in a tree-outhouse

If you go to SNAF, that is.  Sterling College offers rustic accommodations for a marginal fee.  Space is limited, so if this interests you, let them know!  Regardless, you get to enjoy the wild and untamed scenic experience of the Northeast Kingdom.

Resist entropy

There is no magic pill that will keep your skin and body youthful, but exercising your mental acuity will battle the deleterious effects of aging.  It will also build your self-confidence through the sense of accomplishment, and confidence is a survival skill. See you in class! -Corrie Austin" ["post_title"]=> string(43) "Five Reasons to Pursue Continuing Education" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(43) "five-reasons-to-pursue-continuing-education" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-05-05 08:40:37" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-05-05 12:40:37" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(42) "http://inthekitchenwithbronwyn.com/?p=5116" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "2" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["queried_object_id"]=> int(5116) }
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2 responses to “Five Reasons to Pursue Continuing Education”

  1. Laurie Burke says:

    This is a very clever and engaging piece – loved reading it! Always interesting – always fun. Can’t wait for the next one!

    • Corrie Austin says:

      Thanks for the kind feedback!
      It really makes me want to sign up for the courses…how fun would that be!
      Take care,
      Corrie

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