Category Archives: Philosophical Underpinnings

“Halt! Identify yourselves, in the name of the Empire!”

The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities, some considered to be unnatural… I am currently teaching a unit on imperialism in World History. We are working through the causes and effects of imperialism and the … Continue reading

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Gung Hei Fat Choi from this Metal Dog to all of you!

I had no idea how much I would be influenced by Chinese traditions when I first arrived in Asia. But now, eighteen months into my repatriation, I have to say, I’ve not left it all behind. In fact, I have … Continue reading

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Occupied.

Up from the basement to my best friend’s farm Where we’ll work so hard, we can do no harm We’ll till the land and duck our debts Underneath soft sun, chewing Nicorette This will be a better year This will … Continue reading

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This pisses me off.

I am trying to be in a good mood and often that requires purposefully not thinking about things that piss me off, but this has been impossible to ignore (though I’ve done a pretty good job up until now.)┬áIn what … Continue reading

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A letter, #1

I’ve been meaning to write for sometime now, but really, it is probably best that some time has passed. I just wanted you to know that I am really grateful for the lessons you taught me, I learned much from … Continue reading

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With honor, gratitude and hope: 9/11 ten years on.

Are we gonna learn about 9/11? Yeah, we gon’ talk about that like everybody is right now? In the first week of school my students were answering the question I had put forth to them: What do you need to … Continue reading

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Pay it forward.

Storage units are funny things. I mean, not really funny like haha. Funny like they are metaphors for a lot of shit. I actually hate storage units. I mean, the idea that we have too much stuff to keep it … Continue reading

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