Bus Tour Results

I’m returning from my three-day bus tour today. As critical as I tend to be, I found something here, in this rural, humble state, that I needed to rediscover: humility, hard work, hope, and real joy. I met politicians, real politicians, who melted some of my cynical assumptions about the efficacy of politics. I met administrators who have begun to change my rather defensive posture towards institutional life. I saw real people, people who treated me with dignity and respect, but also a … [Read more...]

Reservation Talk

Greetings from North Dakota! I’m on my second day of a triduum bus tour of the state, sponsored by the University of North Dakota. This morning we visited Sitting Bull College and heard lectures about the college, the Dakota and Lakota nations, and the life of Sitting Bull.One of the great blessings of my Latino ethnic heritage is that I do not suffer from white guilt, nor do I have to apologize about it. (To hear my thoughts about whiteness, race, and identity see my talk, “White H … [Read more...]

Aug 12, 2012 2:04am

Hello, from Loomes. (Next up: a three day tour of North Dakota.) (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

Aug 12, 2012 2:02am

A rich page from Jacques Maritain’s “Art and Poetry.” (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

Aug 9, 2012 8:01pm

I just picked up pilot drafts of a book I’m working on from the printers. We’ll be using it in my “Foundations of Educational Thought” course this semester. I am happy to share digital copies with anyone who wants to read it. Just drop me an e-mail. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

Aug 9, 2012 7:35am

I’m anticipating being scarce for about a week or so. I know, I know, this tends to backfire.  Regardless, I’ve been working on the songs for the album I am going to Kickstart this October and try to record in 2013. Here is a very rough sketch of the of form for the title track, “Late to Love.” Enjoy!SR … [Read more...]

Aug 9, 2012 12:04am

Dinovolcano fruit cake. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

Aug 8, 2012 3:23pm

Happy Birthday, Tomas! (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

Update: Primer, Syllabi, and Deleted Cigarettes

It’s been a busy few days of writing and course prepping. I finished the first draft of A Primer for Philosophy and Education and would be happy to share a digital copy with those interested in it. (Just send me an e-mail.) Course syllabi are just about finished for my upcoming classes at the University of North Dakota: “Foundations of Educational Thought” and “Historical Foundations of Education.” Finally, I deleted my essay “In Praise of Cigarettes” … [Read more...]

Aug 7, 2012 2:42pm

New business cards. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]