“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

Not everyone goes to Harvard: Education is an investment, not a product.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/03/us/nyu-organic-chemistry-petition.html Stephanie Saul reports in this New York Times article: "In the field of organic chemistry, Maitland Jones Jr. has a storied reputation. He taught the subject for decades, first at Princeton and then at New York University, and wrote an influential textbook. He received awards for his teaching, as well as recognition as one … Continue reading Not everyone goes to Harvard: Education is an investment, not a product.

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