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...]

A Father of a Different Sort

boy & dog

Those Father’s Day commercials are difficult to watch. The ones in which dads happily take sons fishing or sportingly play catch with their daughters. Where does a child go to get a dad like that? Undoubtedly that’s a question Xzayvion Riley must have wondered as the eight-year-old endured the blows that would take his life. [Read More...]

The Redneck & the Owlet

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That’s my friend Swede upon that ladder rigging up a redneck fix to a very complicated problem. Swede is no tree-hugging liberal. He’s a contractor for classic custom-built homes. But on Sunday, Swede was trying to fix the home of this little critter. Swede nicknamed him Harry. I’m not sure he is a he but [Read More...]


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