The Whitesplaining of History Is Over

The Whitesplaining of History Is Over

When the academy was the exclusive playground of white men, it produced the theories of race, gender, and Western cultural superiority that underwrote imperialism abroad and inequality at home. In recent decades, women and people of color have been critical to...
Minding Mindfulness

Minding Mindfulness

On Christmas morning, we marked Santa’s generosity with the usual hubbub of excited squeals, exclamations, and the cataloging via smart phones. And through it all I watched a child’s infectious joy blossom. The feeling was one of gratitude – for the...
The Audacity of a Joke

The Audacity of a Joke

Comedians, like clowns, have a special license to help us enter a liminal area where the boundary between reality and imagination is blurred. We can think of them as the “no man’s land” of political critique. While satire can occasionally cut too deep, with...
Artist, Musician, Mystic

Artist, Musician, Mystic

We are taught that anything worth doing must be pursued with single minded devotion. Especially that which is considered a talent. If you find within yourself a trait that instills passion, then you must devote your lifetime to honing it in earnest. Until you master...