(Originally posted Oct. 24, 2020) Somewhere around the second century CE, the Roman satirist Juvenal coined the phrase ‘bread and circuses’ which has come to mean placating one’s populace with cheap bribes to distract them from their political grievances. Here’s… Read More ›
Do you ever wonder what future generations will look like? Look in a mirror. You are the future generations of those who lived before you. And do you ever wonder what future future generations will think of you and your… Read More ›
Saturday Morning Pam-toons. The University of Backyard Sleepovers.
At U.B.S., 8-year-olds archive banned words for posterity. We honour Children’s Ways of Being and Children’s Ways of Knowing. See, Paranormal Activism And, A Speakeasy in the Age of Prohibition
Saturday Morning Pam-toons. Retrain?
Resume EduCCATION — Grade 8 WORK EXPEANE (experience) – Labour 49 YRs [The writing is authentic.]
Of Flocks and Wings
Lurking somewhere in the back of our adult brains is every mother’s admonition If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? Don’t blindly follow your friends. Sometimes this warning is made explicit. When I went to university in my 40s,… Read More ›
Here’s some advice that’s helped me get through life: 1) Life isn’t fair and, 2) You won’t like everyone and not everyone will like you. I doubt I could share this advice with people engaged in and enraged by contemporary… Read More ›
The Political Rhetor and the Future. 6.2.b. Children.
Preparing for the future must begin, as always, with our children. Ronald Wilson Regan, State of the Union [USA] 1987, 27 January 1987. Children have little to no political voice. They can neither vote nor hold public office. But think… Read More ›
The day the Russians nuked my sawmill camp. A survivor’s memoir.
Prelude: After 44 years, my memory of this late cold-war-era event is not perfect. But it left an impression that planted seeds for my future interest in social epistemology, the social dimension of knowledge. Perhaps as something like Y2K will… Read More ›