Just about everything I read now is unassigned. I am no longer in school. I believe that I have acquired all the academic degrees that I care to acquire in this lifetime. And while there may be the occasional course of study to deepen my understanding of certain professional or personal development topics ahead, the… Continue reading Unassigned Reading
As a culture, we’ve forgotten that middle classes are not naturally occurring. They have to be created, consciously. For young people coming into adulthood now, higher education has never been more necessary or more expensive. That’s a cruel dilemma, and it speaks to polarization. If you don’t win, you very much lose. It wasn’t always… Continue reading Less ‘Out There,’ More ‘In Here’
This is a new endeavor: an end-of-year round-up of some of my favorite reads. Thanks to the wonders of technology (Twitter and Evernote, in particular), it was almost easy to do. May you find a post or article that tickles your curiosity and broadens your perspective. January Such a wonderfully open post! @Bali_Maha on choosing… Continue reading Great Reads 2015
Two essays this week caught me unawares and have left me restless in their wake. The first is “Yes, I Am An Angry Black Woman” by Stacey Patton, published in DAME magazine and the second is “Fitted” by Moira Weigel in The New Inquiry. While it is easier to guess the thrust of the first… Continue reading Woman. Black. Fit. Angry. (In)visible. All of the above.
When I finish reading a good book, my sense of satisfaction and fulfillment tends to be a rather private happening. I finish the book and even as I move on to the next (and there is always a next one), I still spend a fair amount of time processing the last. Since I’ve been blogging,… Continue reading More Thoughts on Pasquale’s “Black Box Society”
I believe that I am on vacation. I am with my family at a beautiful alpine lake enjoying the landscape, their company and a break from our usual routines. I am finding more time for concentrated reading and that feels very much like vacation. I’m reading two books currently: Black Box Society by Frank Pasquale… Continue reading Parallel Realities and Summer Reading
The Washington Post headline says this: Education If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten The opening sentences establish the following: Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according… Continue reading Humanity Rant or Why #PeopleAreWorthIt