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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Poetry Makes Nothing Happen

As an artist and as a student of art, I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating the role and importance of art in the world.  With so much suffering and turmoil, there are times when the pursuit of expression can … Continue reading

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City and Colour – Body in a Box (Acoustic)

It’s finals and I’ve got a whole lot on my plate, but that’s ok.  Music is helping to keep me sane and I hope this tune finds you in a good place.  Cheers.

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Happy International Workers’ Day/May Day!

In honor of all the workers who’ve fought for our rights and those still fighting, remember that today isn’t just May Day, it’s also International Workers’ Day.  Are you sticking to the union? (I thought this posted May 1st, but … Continue reading

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