“I [Have], with God’s Help”: Making Sense of My Time with a Cult, Part II

Friedrich, Caspar David. Wanderer above the Sea of Fog. c 1817. Dear Friends,  For deeply personal reasons which I have alluded, it has been a struggle to maintain this blog with the regularity I desire and the enthusiasm with which I started. Still, I have news to share. I have completed my degree program in social … Continue reading “I [Have], with God’s Help”: Making Sense of My Time with a Cult, Part II

In the Room Where It Happens: The Legacy of the Declaration of Independence

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CCOi0OJD1nd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link John Trumbull’s proud and bold image had been inspired by the recollections and  musings of Thomas Jefferson, of which … Continue reading In the Room Where It Happens: The Legacy of the Declaration of Independence

Multicultural and Anti-Racist Resources

https://www.instagram.com/p/CB62LK9DwZr/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Hello!  As a history and social studies teacher at a private high school, I help young people understand the evolution of the human consciousness and how to make sense of difficult questions of living in the social world.  I help students with the "hard yoga" -- the flex-work, strengthening and breathing -- of living … Continue reading Multicultural and Anti-Racist Resources

“The New Colossus” in the Age of “Shithole Countries”

Jimmy Carter was President when I was born. He was the Sunday School teacher who wore sweaters when it was chilly, carried his own bags and had no real discernible ideology other than a commitment to peace. As a child, I don't ever remember hearing, "That might be how President [George H.W.] Bush talks but … Continue reading “The New Colossus” in the Age of “Shithole Countries”