Manifesto of Big Ideas: Remote Learning In Pandemic Times

Rethinking Education Education by Walking, Talking, Mentoring, Learning & Exchanging How did I come to propose this drastic revamp of our education system for the pandemic and beyond? Long before the pandemic struck, I opposed the building of new schools. Instead of the warehousing students in new schools, I have long advocated for the paradigmContinue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas: Remote Learning In Pandemic Times”

Why Was Obama So Bad?

Some reasons why I liked him: He ordered the killing of some really bad guys…..namely Bin Laden and other terrorists via drone attacks and special forces intervention. Strategic approach to national security without long-term foreign engagement. He made the best of circumstances having inheriting an unjust war that was started by George W. Bush andContinue reading “Why Was Obama So Bad?”

Take the pledge to combat idiocy

Some responses when confronted with the absurd, the racist, the hateful or simply the woefully wrong information or misplaced emotional responses We all have experienced some combination of all of the above described situations. We all have thought of clever, reasonable, thoughtful and even humorous responses after the fact and wished we responded that wayContinue reading “Take the pledge to combat idiocy”

Manifesto of Big Ideas: Let’s Walk In Each Others Shoes And Share Perspectives

Another post in my Manifesto of Big Ideas series, this post focusing on the theme of Walking In Each Others Shoes and gaining a greater sense of empathy

Changing Rooms

There are rooms where the POTENTIAL exists for permanent change for the better What follows is just a sample of such rooms The holding cell within the loss prevention office of a department store. Here sits the handcuffed shoplifting suspect. They come in all sorts of backgrounds. Some are: Angry and beligerent Tearful and remorsefulContinue reading “Changing Rooms”

Highway To Hell

Build the wall…….Make it tall Let icebergs fall…..While treaties stall Burn the coal……That’s the goal Grab the crotch….Stand by and watch Who is friend and who is foe?…….Go to Putin, he will know. Ban the press……Deny the mess Never wrong…..Always strong Ban the other……Let free speech smother Back to work we go……to hell with whatContinue reading “Highway To Hell”

Manifesto of Big Ideas: Arbitration for all that ails us

Replace overbearing over-reach with reasoned oversight Too much oversight vs. too little recourse for injustices The government is often accused of being too big and too intrusive. The judicial system is a lengthy process. Litigation is costly for the aggrieved and out of reach for the poor . They are the ones most in needContinue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas: Arbitration for all that ails us”

Reflections While We Hit The Pandemic Pause Button

Quietness of the Quarantine Prompts Reflections Lulled By Life Sun Rises, Sun Sets Breath In, Breath Out Steady rhythmic heart beat Don’t be deceived by the regularity All things change, albeit at a glacial rate Paycheck to paycheck Bills to pay, every 30 day. When will it stop, nobody know Aches and pains creep up,Continue reading “Reflections While We Hit The Pandemic Pause Button”

When Left Meets Right

The pandemic and the ramp up to the November election got me to thinking of the following reflections: Some claim the pandemic provides an excuse for capitalist overlords and the “powers that be” to scoop up the property of homeowners and small businesses because foreclosures and bankruptcies will occur in the wake of the quarantine.Continue reading “When Left Meets Right”