Good ideas don't lose their relevance because we get older.
A colleague and I enrolled in a continuing education class at Rice University called Democracy and Disagreement this semester as an extension of our work with the Center for Civic Engagement. Part of what attracted me to it is Dr. Elizabeth Barre’s interdisciplinary approach, which encompasses other important fields such as psychology and biology. One […]
Insecurity is a poison that kills human relationships. I wish that more people grasped this fact and those who struggle with it had the courage to examine the person they’ve become. As complex emotional creatures, most of us have felt unsure of ourselves at some point just like we’re inclined to occasionally feel angry or […]
Even in the punk scene, thoughtful idealism can be really hard to come by. The day I found Dissent’s self-titled LP (1988) at Toad Hall in Rockford, Illinois, I discovered a great record that originated in one of the most unexpected of places. Without question, I connect with the band’s leftist political consciousness and I […]