essays

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

Courses

Way of the Peaceful Warrior, part II

In this video, I discuss the habits and tactics through which the peaceful warrior can enact social justice in conversational encounters, grounding the work in Spiral Dynamics. There are awareness exercises and an invitation to donate for those who benefited from the content. https://youtu.be/NmfY4yQcSTo

essays

Why there are conspiracy theorists

Prior to the pandemic, I was hoping to spend the summer teaching courses based on my book, Literature: How to Read and Understand the World. I was going to host an in-person release event at a coffee shop, following which I would run once-weekly meetings at this same location. Additionally, I was planning to put… Continue reading Why there are conspiracy theorists

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Spiritual vs scientific objectivity

I want to introduce the idea that there is a form of spiritual objectivity that can be reached over a lifetime of emotional work and spiritual practice. This framework is parallel to scientific objectivity, but transcends and encompasses it. In scientific objectivity, we work to ensure that we as observers remain separate from the experiment… Continue reading Spiritual vs scientific objectivity

poetry

Tapestry of the oppressor

TW: This poem contains a racial slur. A few days ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico, A young white supremacist broke into and desecrated an Indian restaurant, Putting in an estimated $100,000 worth of damage. “Trump 2020,” and “Fuck sand niggers,” He scrawled in black graffiti. One of these phrases he painted atop a religious… Continue reading Tapestry of the oppressor