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The college years

One of my earliest memories of college involves showing my freshman year roommate what I had smuggled into the building on move-in day. Among my possessions, my parents and I had trucked in a pair of blue, plasticine beanbags, and it was after my parents left that I picked up one of the beanbags and… Continue reading The college years

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Q&A 2! (respond by Sunday, February 14th)

I greatly enjoyed doing my first Q&A, and it has been more than a year since I did so! A lot has changed in that time, in my personal life, creative work, and consciousness. Would you like to ask me a question? Have any of my essays or videos struck you, moved you, confused you,… Continue reading Q&A 2! (respond by Sunday, February 14th)

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Climate

A little over two years ago, I stood with a friend in a town where we had both elected to go to grad school. “Why are we doing this?” I asked him, “Why is anyone doing what they’re doing? I bet society as a whole will collapse in the near future.” My friend said he… Continue reading Climate

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Spiritual versus secular education

What are the differences between spiritual and secular education? At face value, the obvious one is that secular education is non-spiritual, but in fact this system has its roots in religion. This can be seen in secular education’s presumption of “original sin” in the student, and its mantling of mechanisms like grading, homework, and punishments… Continue reading Spiritual versus secular education

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The future of education: how and why

A few months ago, I was asked by a friend for my thoughts on the future of education, and I think he was surprised when I spoke to a shift in values and the kinds of lives this shift would produce. Most often, when people speak of the future of education, they do so in… Continue reading The future of education: how and why