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Teaching In The Margins

So much of teaching online happens in the margins that I thought I’d like to start thinking in public about it and so am posting the following exchange for distillation purposes. What do you think works well? What do you think could be done differently? Dear Professor, I have tried, and can’t seem to get […]

Snatched From The Jaws of Immortality

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Finite Creatures.” By the time I was four and change I’d “lost” my mother, my country, and baby sister. I can’t really say any of these events was a tragedy because until about then, I’d lived in a nursing home where such losses might be considered trifles. After […]

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Good Questions

This past weekend I attended an International Re-evaluation Counseling workshop for Colleagues led by Barbara Love. A number of provocative questions were raised that I intend to answer in my teaching. I have listed a few of them below. HOW CAN WE REINVENT UNIVERSITIES AS VEHICLES FOR LIBERATION? What is your vision of a rational […]

A Letter From Ray Jasper, Who Is About to Be Executed

http://gawker.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 As an educator, I am aware of the costs of ignorance. As one awake in the world and wearing brown skin, I have long suspected that prisons are even more costly to those they do not target. This letter confirms my suspicions. Not that I needed any. In 2001, the question why do we […]

Charlie Todd: The shared experience of absurdity | Talk Video | TED

http://www.ted.com/talks/charlie_todd_the_shared_experience_of_absurdity What if we laughed ourselves into, through, and out of compositions, organizing flash mobs as essays and vice versa…

Dear Shadow,

Owl has been kind enough to serve as our courier and so I am in receipt of your much appreciated response. As you can see, my companions and I have moved on to newer models on the lot – most notably the red Explorer with rails on top – though not per your request. We […]