Refuse to Do Nothing: Be a Revolutionary

I refuse

I issue the same warning to students:  I’m trying to turn you all into revolutionaries.  They laugh when I tell them that. I laugh, too, but that doesn’t mean I am joking. I want students to finish up the term with a sense of purpose. I often ask them: What would cause you to set [Read More...]

Heaven on Parkchester Drive

Shawshank

There are stacks of books on my mother’s dressers, piles of books on her bedside table, and another stash of books inside the pouch of her walker-on-wheels. The trouble is she can’t read any of the books — the brain tumors have robbed her of one of her greatest enjoyments — reading. So the reading of [Read More...]

Adventures of Dragon-Slaying

Dragonslayers_by_greyfoxx082

  It’s been a very long time since I have felt this rejected. Perhaps even as far back as high school. Or maybe it was that day in college when my roommate announced before God and a roomful of others that she hated that her parents’ taxes helped me get through college. (I went on [Read More...]


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