Been awhile since I last posted but, as I dive deeper into the year of my 70th birth … holy shiite …, I hope to write more. Please accept my apologies in advance. Came upon this fascinating piece in The Atlantic on how old we feel as we get older. As I have matured less … More How old do we feel?
I’ve become a big Frances Tiafoe fan and will be cheering for him in his semi-final match against Carlos Alcaraz. That said, here we seem to be going again with the whole ‘next big thing’ for American mens tennis ascription. Some Americans just seem to be so desperate to find someone to assign the next … More The next big thing
I’ve previously posted some links describing interesting approaches to discussing issues of race with kids in classrooms (see my blogpost on the dreaded WOKE and CRT outcries). The issues surrounding how schools can handle these often difficult discussions have only become more challenging and divisive with the dramatic concerns that some folks have with CRT … More More on discussing race in our schools
http://www.wsj.com/articles/inside-the-woke-indoctrination-machine-diversity-equity-inclusion-bipoc-schools-conference-11644613908 I find this op ed fascinating, even though it grabs the readers’ attention by misrepresenting the WOKE euphemism for dramatic effect. From my angle, as someone who dabbles in ‘liberal’ social science, this piece is a classic example of using the exception to support the rule. To wit, the op ed suggests that the … More Musings on the dreaded WOKE indoctrination machine
I attended the Reno Rodeo last week and, first off, let me just say, this was not my first rodeo … Badaboom. The Reno Rodeo is a big deal. Apparently, one of the largest pro rodeo events in the country and, on the day that I attended, at the kind behest of a friend, I … More Was Jesus just alright at the Reno Rodeo?
Right, the 2nd impeachment proceeding was just another “witch hunt.” Just a quick look back. The president was not exonerated in the first “witch hunt” – the Mueller investigation. Don’t let Trump distract you otherwise. Moving ahead to the latest Senate impeachment vote. Senators narrowly focused on the issue of whether or not it is … More Exonerated again?
The continuing rage of wildfires in California where roughly 58% of forest lands are federally managed/owned, and the scourge of myopic posts that don’t recognize the incredibly complicated factors contributing to these horrific events, lit a fire under my ass and prompted this post. As I think some of you understand, the literature and research … More Wildfires
A really informative, in -depth, and thoughtful interview with Flint Michigan Police Officer Scott Watson. A number of my friends have posted articles or interviews with different Black law enforcement officials (e.g., former Sheriff Clark), Black retired football players (e.g., Herschel Walker), and others, in attempts, I think, to discredit BLM efforts and/or to suggest … More It’s not black and white: Dealin’ with the messiness
So, ok, today I was with a group of friends in Reno and some of them maintain that George Soros is funding and/or supporting the riots in Portland. Well, of course, there is no tangible evidence of that, as there was no evidence of Soros’s role in the immediate protests after the death of George … More Oh those conspiracy theories
The last 48 hours I have come across a number of recordings and videos on YouTube of Grateful Dead songs being performed by incredibly diverse people, from the Austin (TX) Ukelele Society and the Earl Grey School Choir offering beautiful renditions of “Ripple”, to Norah Jones giving a gorgeous version of “They Love Each Other” … More Let there be songs …