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Race and quarantine: a short reflection

Several days ago, a black man was slowly and brutally murdered by a group of white police officers in broad daylight. This event echoed the string of similar murders that we have witnessed for my entire lifetime, among them Trayvon Martin’s, Michael Brown’s, and Ahmaud Arbery’s. The earliest event like this to touch my life… Continue reading Race and quarantine: a short reflection

essays, Uncategorized

A plea for depoliticization

After thinking on this much over the past few days and weeks, I want to suggest that depoliticization of the truth itself is something worth pursuing. This is because we live in an era in which alternative “facts” can be dredged up for any debate. Take the issue of Coronavirus. Do we believe that there… Continue reading A plea for depoliticization

essays, Personal writing, Uncategorized

The authentic self and the illusion of the academy

While living in Colorado Springs between 2015 and -16, I wrote a novel on power, alienation, and education. I never gave it a title, but the work describes a high-powered Academy where children are taken away from their families, then trained in a series of exercises that culminate in the ability to “Produce,” meaning manifest… Continue reading The authentic self and the illusion of the academy

Events, Uncategorized

Spiritual talk/conference call, date TBD

Hello, all, I have recently been gifted with some spiritual awareness, and I want to share it by way of a phone call. Sharing in this way is part of my purpose: I find it exhilarating, but also a little scary, and I want to challenge myself to live into that combination. If you're interested… Continue reading Spiritual talk/conference call, date TBD