A lot of people who are not teachers (and may have dropped out of school), and then somehow got elected […]
Archive for ‘Education’
No Need to Kill
A lot to say about this, but after the last police shooting, and then another, and another. . .I feel […]
As I am preparing to teach a class on Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of those major thinkers I’ve admired for […]
Why Don’t You Believe?
What if I told you: I hiked up a mountain the other day and a strange thing happened: a burning […]
Self the Elf
The perfect message for a year when the American slogan seems to be: Make America Selfish Again And the perfect […]
Baldwin on Education and Freethought
The more I read James Baldwin, the more I sense he had his finger on the national and human pulse. […]
For many years I worked closely with people suffering from various forms of mental illness. I take the people, and […]
In our troubled world (yes, an understatement), I found the words of this Somali biologist–who just had a scorpion named […]
In classes I teach on Freethinkers like naturalist John Muir, I often saunter back to wise reminders of human hubris, […]
Geography of the Wild
My recent Zoom talk to the Jubilee! Community here in Asheville begins around the 45:40 mark.
From Preaching to Teaching
I continue to enjoy receiving invitations to speak in congregations, schools and group settings. In years past, I would be […]
Do You Know Baloney When You Hear It?
Have to admit, I ate a lot of baloney sandwiches when I was growing up. Somehow I survived … and […]