Category Archives: Social Justice

Same as it ever was

“The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders.” -Paulo Freire It’s hard to believe that it is already November in the land of milk and (cancelled) Honey Boo Boo. This is a surreal … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #37

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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Longform: Like Something the Lord Made

Once in a while I come across an article that, in my not-so-humble opinion, is so outstanding, I want to share it with anyone who will listen. I especially enjoy long-form articles which can fall between a traditional article and a novel in … Continue reading

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Mic check: Peter Schreiner

  Election Day by Peter Schreiner To vote or not, is a question in the mind of some. But it is not in mine. I will not vote. I’ll share my reason with the more than average aware reader of … Continue reading

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Ebola is the new black

“I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie extoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—and I … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #36

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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It’s just war

#97341689 / gettyimages.com   “If you conduct a war, you shouldn’t be in charge of narrating it.” -Thomas Hayden I recently came across a moving post at Wolfessblog that brought to my attention a homage already underway for the 50th … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #35

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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It ain’t Arawak Day

#184225162 / gettyimages.com Hear ye, hear ye! If you are a federal employee, mailman or banker, Columbus Day is your day to kick back, crack open a cold one and pour one out for Cristoforo Columbo, the Genoese explorer who … Continue reading

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Days gone by

“Letting the days go by Let the water hold me down” -Talking Heads Life is sometimes stranger than science fiction. One day I am sitting at my desk getting ready to teach 18 first graders how to become college and … Continue reading

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