Combatting Intentional Ignorance with the Truth

Combatting Intentional Ignorance with the Truth

Why Don’t We Know? Once a black student in one of my courses asked: Why is it so hard for people in America to acknowledge that the country was, in fact, built on slavery with white supremacist ideas? We were talking about mass incarceration of African Americans in...

Freedom Isn’t Free

I am angry – in fact I am enraged. No, let me be honest – I am mad as hell. So I am going to vent a bit. Like many people I have had been doing what I can to contribute to flattening the curve and helping us as a community overcome this COVID-19 pandemic. For that...

COVID-19 and Climate Change

Globally Connected Like just about everyone else in the world, my daily routine has completely upended by the COVID-19 global pandemic. What started as a rapidly transmitted flu-like virus in a place I had never heard of  – Wuhan, China – has become a...
The Search for Common Ground in the Prophets Dream

The Search for Common Ground in the Prophets Dream

`On Monday, March 2, 2020, Dr. Mary Wade and I made a presentation at Pendle Hill, a  Quaker retreat and study center in Wallingford,  Pennsylvania in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Our topic was “The Search for Common Ground” taken from the title of...

Get Over it; It’s called Democracy

Iowa is getting a bad rap. They held their caucuses and they tried to upgrade using an app and it failed them. Sounds like some of the apps I tried, found wanting, and deleted. In the wake of the confusion many leaders in the Democratic party and the media are calling...