Andy entertained us with this Three Wise Men story, as we ate dinner the other night. "Where did you get that from?" I asked. Andy thinks he heard it in a Ken Robinson talk, probably one of his TED talks.

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognised leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He is also one of the world's leading speakers with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. (I copied that from his website!)

I think the idea behind the story comes from the inventive nature of children. When they don't understand something, they are not afraid to try out their own ideas in order to make sense of the situation. 

Ken Robinson has made a number of very entertaining videos which Andy and I have enjoyed very much. I have also read his books Out of Our Minds and The Element. 

Ken Robinson challenges the way we think about education.

A quote from Ken Robinson: "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original."

For more information visit Sir Ken Robinson.com and 

TED talks: Ideas worth spreading. Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.

By the way, I am not laughing at the story of the Three Wise Men, but rather at Billy who is telling the story.

I used Strip Generator to make the comic.

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  1. Thanx for the Links.

    Here in the UK the Church has moved the Epiphany to the nearest Sunday to the 6th - i.e. Sunday 8 January.

    This morning they still hadn't taken down the Crib in church. They put the 3 Wise Men out instead. They still have the Christmas tree as well.

    God bless.

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  2. Victor,

    We are celebrating Epiphany today too. (It is already the 8th Jan here.) Our church crib was still up for Mass this morning. Actually, our family had the responsibility for adding the Three Kings to the scene. I remembered half an hour before the Vigil Mass last night. Andy drove into town in a huge hurry to make sure the Kings were in place before Father arrived for Mass. He just made it!

    Our Christmas tree is still up. We haven't decided when to take it down. It doesn't seem right to put all the decorations away the minute the nativity scene is complete. An abrupt end to the Christmas season. We heard the Vatican Christmas tree stays up a long time but I'm not too sure of my facts.

    Enjoy Epiphany. We will be eating our crown cake and enjoying our gold (chocolate).

    God bless.

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  3. I love the cartoon strip! Funny! I took down my lights outside of the house today:( but my tree inside is still up along with the nativity - Going to enjoy it for one more day!

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  4. Hi Dana,

    Strip Generator is such a great site. It was lots of fun making the comic!

    When is the Epiphany celebrated in the US? Is it the nearest Sunday to the 6th Jan like in Britain and Australia? I saw that many bloggers celebrated on the traditional Epiphany day - last Friday.

    It is sad when the Christmas tree comes down. All the celebrations over for another year. And the holidays too. We will soon be preparing for the new school year. Already Andy is thinking about his class lesson plans. I wonder if you will be returning to school this week.

    Dana, thank you for stopping by!

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  5. Dear Sue,
    I love the comic strip.
    We celebrated on the 6th like we do each year. I think it makes more sense to the children. We packed up all our house decorations and lights but still have the two Christmas trees up and I admit I am reluctant to take them down.
    Sooooooo very pleased to see you back up dear friend.

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  6. Hi Gae,

    I can understand celebrating on the 6th Jan. We've done that before. With working sons in the family though, Sunday is now a better day for us all to get together and have a celebration. It was good to go to Mass together this morning, and then have a special meal and crown cake with everyone home to enjoy it!

    And thank you for the welcome back after the very short deletion of my blog. So nice to have friends to share with.

    God bless!

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  7. Hi Sue,

    That's a cute comic. It does make sense from a child perspective because it's not an ordinary term here! Here in the U.W. our Epiphany was moved to the nearest Sunday which is good, so the congregation can celebrate this feast.

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  8. Noreen,

    The way children think and try to make sense of the world often makes us smile, doesn't it? Maybe adults, when they don't understand something, just stay quiet. We are too afraid to show our ignorance. It's probably why many of us are not so good at learning as we could be.

    I hope you enjoyed Epiphany with your family. I never used to like the idea of the this feast day being moved to the nearest Sunday. Now I can see how it benefits families who otherwise wouldn't be able to celebrate together.

    God bless!

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