Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Successful Failure


"Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work."
Thomas A. Edison

2 comments:

Paul Bozzo said...

Holy Chumbawumba! Great story line. I especially like the "intellectual" looks of the teacher.

Andrew Wales said...

Paul,

Thanks. I am really happy with it because the details are true. Edison is a person who inspired a lot of myths, but I found a book that sorted out the false. He still was an amazing person. Any teacher would probably NOT have wanted to have him in class, and he did burn down his father's barn, several places of employment and really did get blown across the room in one of his childhood experiments. And can you imagine a kid in school catching a chicken with a fishing line from the second floor?! What this story means to me is that there is potential in every child, even the ones who drive us nuts!

Andy