first world vision deficiency

obviously I have not left the first world – intellectually, emotionally, spatially, just floating in my bubble of 24K gold. I was  so drastically yanked out of my dulled down, subdued, blindness that begins to cloud your vision when a person has been isolated in the first world for too long. There all these issues that…

collective redemption (repost from the beginning)

the essence of what I am writing here I had started this blog with just my name, but it is not about me as a person, is about me as a thinking, observing participant in our world. Collective failure was going to be my first entry. And it seems like quite a depressing a notion….

what are we staying so damn healthy for

My maternal grandmother passed away a little less than a year ago, my paternal grandmother is thriving and alive and will be ninety in September. My grandfathers passed during my younger years. Being a history teacher is an oddity, I live in the lives of the past, considering the decisions, changes, impacts, meteors of that…

what could be a bigger downer than “failure”

I had started this blog with just my name, but it is not about me as a person, my writing here is meant to be me as a thinking, observing participant in our world. Collective failure was going to be my first entry, which seemed like a terribly depressing notion. I’d pondered, “will I simply…