Left to right: Ruth Conniff, Mercedes Falk, Shaun Duvall, Roberto Tecpile, John Rosenow and Stan Linder at the Wabasha library | Wisconsin Examiner photo With the toxic anti-immigrant sentiment that has become a staple of American politics, it is heartening to hear about new bridges being built between Wisconsin dairy farmers and undocumented immigrants. These … Continue reading unexpected allies: wisconsin dairy farmers and undocumented immigrants
high school students are supporting their peers in ways unimaginable when I was young
Students listen during a rally in support of inclusive Family Life Education outside of Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, Virginia, on July 14, 2022.Eric Lee for The Washington Post via Getty Images High school students are supporting their peers in ways unimaginable when I was in high school. When I was in high … Continue reading high school students are supporting their peers in ways unimaginable when I was young
Union Cab made a worker’s paradise and filled a parking lot with big yellow taxis
About five months ago I started a new job at Union Cab of Madison. As a graduate student, I sought a job with flexible hours that I could enjoy and take some pride in. So when I found out that Union Cab was hiring, I jumped at the chance to drive one of their big … Continue reading Union Cab made a worker’s paradise and filled a parking lot with big yellow taxis
DSM-5, the “new book of crazy”
Soundtrack in my head: The Stone Poneys, "Different Drum" 905513 / Pixabay It's been more than a month since I've posted on this blog. I had a crazy eight week class--Psychopathology--that required weekly exams and bi-weekly papers. It was the equivalent of Anatomy class for med students as we got to learn about the DSM-5, … Continue reading DSM-5, the “new book of crazy”
talking about community living–where are we?
Soundtrack in my head: The Polyphonic Spree, "We Crawl" geralt / Pixabay Community living doesn't automatically happen just by sticking a bunch of people into the same house. Depending on who lives in the house, people might interact all the time or hide in their respective rooms and rarely come out. Moving into a co-op … Continue reading talking about community living–where are we?
the way things are meant to be? part 3 (you can lead a horse to community…)
Soundtrack in my head: The Guess Who, "Share the Land" I procrastinated on writing part three of this subject. (Parts 1 and 2 were the first two posts in this blog.) At first, I think the intent was dramatic pause but that simply gave way to procrastination. Part of the struggle was in writing an … Continue reading the way things are meant to be? part 3 (you can lead a horse to community…)
the way things are meant to be? part 2 (reaching out for something)
So, regarding this phenomenon of a group of strangers reaching out and hugging each other and holding hands and having what was basically a G-rated love fest. What was that all about? It's worth noting that we were all young adults, and we were at a conference where we got ourselves all excited about changing … Continue reading the way things are meant to be? part 2 (reaching out for something)
the way things are meant to be?
Ben_Frieden / Pixabay I thought it would be great to restart a blog during the six hours that the "leap days" on the Western and Baha'i calendars overlap. Ayyam-i-ha on the Baha'i calendar refers to days that don't belong to any of the other nineteen months (of nineteen days each)--they are extra days (four most … Continue reading the way things are meant to be?