“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

How My Family Helped Me Break Into the Ivy League (The Short Version)

This piece is as much reflections on my education as a continuing graduate student as well as my role as a history and social studies teacher at an independent high school.  Scandals like last year's Operation Varsity Blues bring to the fore the role of socioeconomic status and inequality at elite institutions of higher learning. … Continue reading How My Family Helped Me Break Into the Ivy League (The Short Version)