I realize that when I started teaching I was a disembodied ghost presenting abstract concepts. I have finally learned that that really isn’t teaching…. students are not going to care about the little generalizations you give them for purely abstract reasons. They need to see humanly why they are important. I have learned that the primary resource you have as a teacher is yourself, your whole self, mind and spirit and body, and unless you are willing to teach with your whole self, with everything you have, you are not really going to teach at all. Robert Bellah

Misappropriating the World’s Spiritual Teachings

Misappropriating the World’s Spiritual Teachings

Right-wing elites often use the bible to justify their beliefs and actions. However, in many cases, their reading, if they actually read it at all, is selective and misinformed. The example in this article demonstrates how elites misread, misappropriate, and weaponize the spiritual teachings of this world to suit their own economic and political agendas.

The Family – Netflix Docuseries

The Family – Netflix Docuseries

Here is an awesome, and incredibly disturbing, documentary on how fascist power is wielded and developed. In this series, “The Family” (which is a secretive group of powerful white males remarkably like those portrayed in The Handmaid’s Tale) is exposed.

The Seven Essential Needs

The Seven Essential Needs

In order to grow up healthy, strong, and connected, humans have to have all their essential needs met. In this paper we take a look at the seven essential needs and discuss some of the implications and actions needed to move forward as individuals and as a happy and fully functional planet.

Working Class Hero

Working Class Hero

As soon as you’re born, they make you feel small…They hit you if you’re clever and they despise the fool…till your so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rules. A MAGA, Yellow Jacket, Proud Boy, working-class hero is something to be…

Margaret Sanger’s Message to the Poor

Margaret Sanger’s Message to the Poor

Eugenicists are often portrayed as crazed racists whose primary concern is racial and ethnic purity. This is certainly the popular face of eugenics, but in reality, eugenicists are more concerned with eliminating the degenerate poor, regardless of what race they belong to, then simple “racial hygiene. ”

The times they are a changin – Bob Dylan

This song is most certainly talking about the collective awakening that was occurring in the 60s and 70s, before The Family, with the assistance of Hollywood and the actor Ronald Reagan, shut it down. As anybody reading these lyrics will attest, we’re living through another “time changing” moment.

The Importance of Human Touch

The Importance of Human Touch

Here is something for parents and their children (that's all of us) to consider. Being held and touched in a loving and affectionate manner helps us develop healthy genetics, and increases our life potential.  Although the research is nascent and early stage,...

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