Even though I had taught and lived in Japan and developed some stellar programs for at-risk youth on both coasts, I was told repeatedly (50 times in one day) that I had no marketable skills. When I would get down and tell friends this is too hard, they would ask: what did you do in… Read More »
Several years ago, I read an essay about the ways that we respond to violence. We typically will have one reaction if we are assaulted by someone we don’t know or have never seen. We respond differently when it is someone we know intimately. Our most significant relationships either foster courage or wither away by… Read More »
Today I found out that one of my favorite students is in prison for murder.
“Just because you have a nightmare doesn’t mean stop dreaming” Jill Scott “For us to have self esteem is truly an act of revolution and our revolution is long overdue” Margaret Cho So much of my time has been spent learning to reparent myself. As a black intelligent gay man, I have spent years learning… Read More »