Tag Archives: Peace

Tycho – Dive (Full Album)

As the spring semester winds down, I’m pushing through work: writing poems, papers, and grading student work.  I am very grateful to peaceful music to provide a kind of texture to the silence.  This is the album that’s doing it … Continue reading

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Stop Using “Gay” as a Derogatory Term

I recently had the unpleasant experience of being reminded that some adults still use the term “gay” as a derogatory term.  It can be easy to dismiss this kind of usage as simply ignorant or perhaps a reflection of immaturity, … Continue reading

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The Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes

The semester is winding down, which means I have a mountain of work to do: papers to write, poems to revise, and papers to grade.  This semester has been far more challenging than I anticipated, but it’s all a beautiful, … Continue reading

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Tame Impala – Feels Like I Only Go Backwards

Excellent song with an excellent video.  A truly synesthetic experience.

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Pictures that Speak a Thousand Words

I stumbled across this album and felt it was worth sharing.  It’s a relatively random collection of intense and emotional moments.  Some of the photos are quite beautiful.  After all, what is art if not an exercise in empathy? Pictures … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Left-Libertarianism

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I advocate individual liberty, but am also clearly left-leaning in much of what I choose to write on.  Recently, I stumbled upon a whole body of literature from a … Continue reading

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Friere’s ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’ – with Noam Chomsky

Below is a very interesting talk on Paolo Friere’s landmark text on the development of critical consciousness in students.  Definitely worth a watch.

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