Weighing in about how Ageism Changes Perspective.

I’ve been off social media for a season – stagnate. Somehow, I fell into a binary mindset with parental care as though I couldn’t maintain a parallel world. Attentiveness to an aging parent cleared up muddied waters and my perspective. In turn, I regained a creative flow for my own work. Covid hit my ninety-year-old […]

College Board & its African American Studies Course

New York Times 2/1/2023.

The New York Times published a piece about the College Board’s African American Studies Course. “Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida banned the A.P. course, after a draft curriculum was leaked.Credit…Mike Lang/USA Today Network”

Culture. Tradition. Culturally Competent to know the difference?

What’s what? I avoided cable news outlets in preparation for the 2022 midterms. I tried. Skipping along channels one day, I listened to a White male voice. He lauded being from Florida and evoked “tradition” back into our country. He longed for an exclusive society with specific traditions. How does that look? One Nationality! Full […]

Come on, Everyone Lies a Little, right? Liar, Liar, Pants on fire!

Liar! Liar! One explanation for the origin of the “Liar, liar pants on fire” rhyme involves the curiosity of a young country boy who stole a cigar from his daddy’s smoke box and hid in the tool shed to secretly mimic his father. After the boy lit the cigar, his dad smelled the potent smoke […]

Citizenship for Words is a Thing?

Accurate reviews of books, articles, and posts dignify a writer’s words. It’s refreshing to cross lines into other worldviews to dignify humanity.


Unpredictability & Three Answers Tolstoy’s story of the emperor’s decree asks whoever can answer to receive a reward: What is the best time to do each thing? Who are the most important people to work with? What is the most important thing to always do? I feel afraid at times. It stems from unpredictable feelings. […]

The Upside to the Tower of Babel

Photo contributor: US Army

Fragmented Systems The Upside to the Tower of Babel Photo by US Army Forces that Bind Jonathan Hait recently published an article in the Atlantic. “Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.” He likens America’s fragmentation with the Tower of Babel as a metaphor for Social Media’s impact. People, groups, […]

Sustainability & The World Cafe

RRB6 My acronym means nothing to readers outside of my / our story. Today’s anecdote is an example of exploration for answers to questions that matter. My RRB6 represents the body of people who think about such questions by using a method called The World Café. The group wants to understand more about the complex […]