Category Archives: Ramblings

Lunches with Chuck Sullivan

The following was written hastily and with NO edits in 1998.  I had just started an office-based job after having taught elementary school for 9 years.  I had the great pleasure of working with Chuck in the summers of 1994-96. … Continue reading

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Lessons from the track

Over the past few years, I’ve been able to realize a life-long dream of driving fast.  Er.  Driving fast, safely.  Lots of people drive fast – too fast – on public roads.  I’m not talking about that.  I’m talking about … Continue reading

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Coulrophobia

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the … Continue reading

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Closing the Human Distance

We are a connected people. Years ago, the telephone was a feared technology.  Imagine the heated debates in the business boardrooms – What in the world will happen if we allow people to have them?  Why, they could call anybody, … Continue reading

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Faith in the back seat

The other night my wife and I were out to get some Sunday dinner.  The events of the weekend having conspired to leave us little energy or food ready to cook, we set out to find something simple at a … Continue reading

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Opera on the N1

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It’s not whether, it’s how.

Racism. It creeps into so many conversations and those perpetrating racist ideology (yes, I’ll call it that) don’t even realize it.  It’s the ethical equivalent of unconscious incompetence when it comes to awareness of one’s own prejudices when it comes … Continue reading

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