This writing sketches out a perspective on schooling and education (they are different things; more on that later on) for your consideration, including what, if anything, to do about it. Me: Retired after a career in schooling, first as a high school teacher and later a professor of education. Late in life, the birth of […]
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These days, very near the end, images from long ago pop into my head, seemingly on their own; I don’t know what prompts them, and I let them take me where they will. A couple of days ago, it was of a moment from the mid- to late-1980s in Burlington Vermont. In another life, I […]
I’ve found it useful to engage in a “What if?” thought exercise. The idea is to imagine what it would be like now if what happened in the past had happened in some other way, to envision an alternative history and see what it implies. I find it heuristic to do: it makes what has […]
This is being written the day after the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case. I assume you know the basics of the case. Over the past year, I paid about as much attention to the case as the average person, no more than that. It was streaming the trial the past couple of […]
At this writing in mid-October, 2021, Jon Gruden, the coach of the National Football League’s Los Vegas Raiders, has been forced to resign from his coaching position and undoubtedly has been cancelled for life after it was found he used offensive language in personal emails to former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen back in […]
At my late stage of life, I find that the first thing I read every morning is the obituary section of The New York Times. I took particular notice of the obituary of James W. Loewen in the August 20, 2021 edition of the paper. Excerpts: James W. Loewen, a sociologist and civil rights champion […]
In 2001, I published a book on the White advocate William Pierce (1933–2002) called The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds. Given the obsessive concern currently for what is deemed the unimpeachable evil of White racism and the modern-day inquisition against White racists tainted with this sin, I think it would be useful to re-visit […]