Monthly Archives: March 2018

To Not Working a Day in My Life

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. –Confucius   How do you combine a love of teaching, a penchant for writing, and a skill for formatting documents into highly stylized arrangements of spaces, footnotes, and punctuation? I am trying to figure it out. I am a […]

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No Service

I wonder about institutions or the people in them. Do individual people create the ethos of an institution or is it the other way around? I’m thinking about this in relation to the dealership where I bought my car almost 2 years ago. On the day of the sell and for about two months afterward, […]

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Why is Donald Trump Still President?

By every measure, Donald Trump is unfit to be president. This is not hyperbole. Despite all the evidence in his past–lack of experience, repeated bankruptcies, tumultuous personal life, sexual assault allegations, racist/sexist comments–that supported his lack of fitness, he achieved enough electoral votes to become the American commander in chief. After becoming president, it is […]

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What Wakanda Means to Me

“Black Panther.” This will be the answer I give when anyone asks me to name my favorite movie. Black Panther was more than a movie. Watching it was an experience. I was immersed in a different worldview and aesthetic where people who look like me were not marginal  but central. This is a rarity in […]

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