"Give me a fish and I will eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat
for a lifetime."
"Teach a person to teach others to fish and we can feed the world."
Herb Brussow, 1990©
"Never too old to learn. Add life to your years, not just years to
Welcome to my background section
This section is intended to give you a little insight into who I am.
This medium is not quite the same as a face-to-face visit, but it does have
some advantages in that I will probably reveal some things that I would not
in a normal conversation. To by-pass this background section and go to the
opening page, click
here. I would welcome
dialogue welcome dialogue at any time.
Here are several items:
A bit about my family
book from my children on a milestone birthday (it is a very long pdf
from my Dutch heritage (I welcome
corrections, additions, and suggestions)
Here is an interview of my Dad that
I recorded in 1992
Here is an interview of my Mom that
I recorded in 2008
Here is Dad's funeral service
on May 10, 1999
Here is Mom's funeral service
on October 5, 2013
Here is a discussion Malcolm Knowles and I had in 1972
on Andragogy. It become a television program that ran
for years on public television in Nebraska.
Here is an interview of me by
Dr. Morris Baskett and Dr. Randy Garrison,
University of Calgary, on July 18, 1986, regarding my practices and procedures as a scholar.
- Here is another interview of me by
Dr. Patricia Maher,
University of South Florida, for her 2002 dissertation entitled, An analysis of the academic field of adult education: An emic
perspective based on dialogue with senior adult educators.
- Here is an interview of me by Robert Donaghy on March 3, 2003. It was one of several Bob conducted in preparation for his
excellent 2005 dissertation, "It permeates the whole fabric of your life": The experience of scholars who have studied self-directed
learning, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
You also can hear me sing a portion of my grandchildren' favorite song
Birds Sitting on a Wall and me and my former barbershop quartet,
The Hometown Blend
singing Happy Birthday.
See my latest pride and joy,
(my dry sense of humor
at work here)
Go here to view by old blog on ah, the aging me, and more
One of my areas of interest is self-directed learning here is a photo
of the self-directed
I do welcome your suggestions on this page, other information you would
like included (or excluded), and any other feedback you might want to supply.
An electronic message is the
way to do it.
Finally, if you are just having one of those days,
I know how you
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Syracuse University. Last updated March 11, 2017.