We must ask ourselves then, what do we know of ourselves that we allow our children to see? Do we verbally judge others? Are we openly prejudice or competitive? Do we push back on others when they display emotions? Do we label peoples’ feelings or experiences as worthy or invalid? These small yet routine acts are the social curriculum of our relationships. What are we hoping to teach? … More That’s Not Mindful- And Other Misinterpretations of the Mindful Movement
Like a sounding bell for a generation, Carson’s work sparked the eco-awareness movement of the Sixties. Carson forewarned of the human created disasters that have now become as common place as the books on the current events shelf. From this point forward, Americans and global citizens are faced with the heavy burden of consequences generated from our consumption of resources and disregard for our impact upon the environment’s delicate balance… … More Gateways to Environmental Literacy and Ethical Models of Citizenship
We realized how their attendance marked an enormous need and an unspoken consent to be acknowledged as part of a collective voice searching for transformation, the chance to survive and potentially thrive in the field. … More Fire in the School House- The Reproduction of Teacher Burnout (Repost)
Meanwhile, the struggle for who and what we should say and do in the presence of children remains the most precious resource and viable space we contend for. We do this because we know the influential capacity of seeds planted. … More Seeds Planted
The empty space is an invitation. I’m asked to fill it in with gratitude. I’m solicited to maintain a certain quality within this space. I’m reminded by a million media streams, social feeds, and academic discourses to shape (and un-shape) thoughts there. Somehow my academic, professional, musical, and introspective lives are running parallel. I’m floating … More The Joy & Pressure of Nothing
During his recollection of youth experiences growing up in Brownsville, Tyson describes fighting on street corners in organized fights in which he, tiny Mike, would win by laying out kids far larger than he was. He said it gave him an overwhelmingly empowered sense of identity, in some regard a reconciliation for previous mistreatments of the past. … More Why not Non-Violence?
Glass doors divide and partition untamed unruly poisonous ivies from clean and gentle hands, cooled skin of patriots touring the shores of abstract feminists self-expressionists post-oxygenists … Slotted floors coming up beneath the foot to cry and creak, wooden planks unbuttoning their shirts to breathe and move freely under the pressure of each purposeful, steel … More The Museum