Segregation Persists… We Need to Fully Integrate

In my morning review of the day’s headlines, I came across this piece by Newsweek’s Janice Williams about a Bobcat who was kicked out of a Dollar General in Kentucky for not adhering to mandatory coronavirus prevention measures. She wasn’t wearing a mask. My initial reaction was, “This is a failure of the public educationContinue reading “Segregation Persists… We Need to Fully Integrate”

Get Lost! But Please Come Back…

Travel is what many of us live for. The ability to immerse ourselves in a world not our own and soak up all the cultural differences is refreshing and satisfying. While there are some who enjoy the same routine day after day and desire the comfort (which is completely valid), I personally enjoy the dailyContinue reading “Get Lost! But Please Come Back…”

Coronavirus Never Goes On Vacation…

California, United States. Less than one percent of the American population has been tested positive for a virus that has been labeled by some as the deadliest disease we’ve ever seen. And apparently, it doesn’t go to the beach. In San Diego, people are still swarming to the coastline during a time where everything elseContinue reading “Coronavirus Never Goes On Vacation…”

From Fear to Fondness

Based on a true story about kindness in a darkened world I had only been back in San Diego for a few days. The last time I was in the city, I camped with my son in a quiet business park about a dozen miles east of San Diego proper. No problems, just a fewContinue reading “From Fear to Fondness”

TMI – The Information Age and its Limits

She walked into the dry and dusty classroom with a glistening forehead. It was a hot August day in Arizona, and the heat had not helped to soothe her stress and anxiety. She came toward the desk where I sat and let out a deep, tired breath while she dropped her backpack from her shoulderContinue reading “TMI – The Information Age and its Limits”

Love and War

Love and War. Violence and Sex. Ideology and Freedom. Fact and Illusion. All might be fair, but fairness is subjective and perspective can change what is right and what is wrong. As is the case with any polar dynamic, one extreme exists in order to justify the other. We all find ourselves standing somewhere alongContinue reading “Love and War”

Coping with Covid-19

In the midst of a crisis that our modern world has really never experienced before, we all struggle to find ways to get through the day and simulate our normal lives in the best way possible. Gyms, restaurants, beaches, bars, clubs and concerts have all been closed for months, and while some regions are beginningContinue reading “Coping with Covid-19”

Crime and Education

The issue of crime in any community is always going to be one of the most important aspects of the social network that exists as a barrier to its overall success. Crime can be the result of many things, a symptom of larger problems that can be changed by community development, and it can alsoContinue reading “Crime and Education”