Tod and I talk about some specific stats and how to keep moving forward…
Tod and I go into more detail about the term “Institutionalized Rasism” and talk about a few concrete examples of how it looks and what effects it has.
Questions that come to mind are:
Who sets policy and guidelines for content for educational materials? How could that person being aware of the implications of the content that they are producing make a difference in this process?
Think about the prison system; the educational system; political system; the economic system: What positions and roles can contribute to positive change regarding the postures and attitudes that these systems assume in how they develop and implement policy?
I look forward to hearing from you!
Listening to National Public Radio while you're driving can be hazardous. Once again I almost drove off the road. The reporter was talking about a fourteen year old girl in Pakistan, hunted down and shot by the Pakistani Taliban for the offense of going to school. I was enraged. In spite of myself, all manner of hostile thoughts filled my mind.
Tod and I continue our discussion on Race and the Intergenerational Gap. Enjoy!
Here’s the last of the Presidential Debate coverage for this event. If it seems useful, perhaps we’ll cover more…
And now, the moment that many of you thought would never come!!! Oak, covering the Presidential Debate!!!
Seriously, never thought it would happen, but I did want to hear what folks on the ground are thinking about our present processes, and enough encouragement to deliver it was offered that I figured I should try this at least once, no?
So here goes…Enjoy!
Aaron and I conclude our conversation on Storytelling, Dichotomies and Complexity with some reflections of character development and archetypes used in stories. Hope you’ve enjoyed this series, and more to come soon! Enjoy!
Here Aaron and I continue to go into storytelling and how dichotomies can make stories less valuable, and some commentary on Oak’s dress…
This post can also be viewed along with other marvelous content at Nineteen Months!
“O SON OF SPIRIT! Noble have I created thee, yet thou hast abased thyself. Rise then unto that for which thou wast created.”
As I interact with my human family in this very fascinating world, I am faced with the dilemma that the above quote seems to encapsulate perfectly…that we are all created noble, but have to learn to arise from the abasement that we’ve gotten ourselves into. That abasement comes in all forms from abuse to oppression to negligence and all kinds of hurtful experiences that we may put ourselves and each other through.
So the burning question stands: How do we arise out of this lost sense of nobility? What behaviors, systems and practices are we collectively consenting to or engaging in that keep us from our noble destiny? What are our associations with even the word “noble”? How many names have we called ourselves and each other; how many judgements (more…)
Here Aaron closes out this portion of the conversation from the last post…next week, we go into news and storytelling!
In this post, Aaron and I talk through some perceptions that one can have about the world around us…Enjoy!
NOTE: I make mention of an event in the post regarding the Bible, you can read more about it here.
This post concludes this part of the conversation with Colby on finance. It was a fun and informative subject to talk about, and I look forward to learning more about this arena of responsibility. Please send feedback and share thoughts that we can think about as well!
Yates and I continue our conversation from last post and talk about how we try to separate parts of our lives…perhaps to our folly…Enjoy!
Colby and I continue our conversation on money and various ways to navigate finances. We now get into approaches to banking and other financial institutions…Enjoy!
In a continuation from our last Finance post, Colby talks a little about finding one’s path, and ways that one can approach career and education…Enjoy!
Aaron Yates and I begin a discussion on how the way we approach or break down parts of life can be both useful and counterproductive…
In this short post, Colby and I discuss approaching higher education, and the implications of choices going in…
What would you do differently if you had it to do over? If you’re at the point of transition from high school to college, what’s your sense of purpose for the next few years?