August. Blue Hill, Maine.
Little did I know that my quick trip to the Blue Hill library to do some emailing would lead me to one of my mentors in humane education, Zoe Weil. Two women were sitting at the study table and we started talking. One of them mentioned that there was a center for the sorts of things I was writing about just up the street in Surry and she knew the founder. I sent Zoe an email and two days later we were face to face, sitting on the rocky beach with the waves of Penobscot Bay rolling up to our toes and Zoe’s two dogs galloping over the boulders in search of sticks.
Zoe is full of energy and ideas, as one might expect from a ground-breaker in calling for humane education to be a cornerstone within our current education systems. Here is an overview of our hour-long conversation. Continue reading