Painting (Wikipedia) of Paolo Freire sitting outdoors at a farm on a blanket with books, adult students and farmers by Luiz Carlos Cappellano

Marquise can hold space. You know when Marquise is in the classroom. Not because he is fidgeting or cracking jokes or doing any of the fireworks that 15 yr old male students do. Marquise can hold space. Every time I think about my classroom, I think about Marquise. He is…

Image showing the Gilded Age Robber Barens and they modern counterparts from Silicon Valley from the Economist: Robber Barons and Silicon Sultans

The “Great” Experiment is an attempt to prove the hypothesis that a ruling class can titrate freedoms to their subjects to create our calculated but tenuous comfort so that fear of losing what we are granted motivates us to sustain the engine that supports their power and wealth.

The origin of the “Great” Experiment

The phrase…

alt: Image of a person breaking in to puzzle pieces borrowed from

Back to School in a Pandemic

Soundcloud of me reading this poem

There is a list
A list of things that are happening outside
Our classroom
A space that is
Aware of the list
But separate
A space to experiment with
Boundaries, with
Intention, with
Failure and success
Failure after success
Iterations ransacking an unknown but actual future…

steve wright

The protocols of neighborliness are in contestation with the protocols of purity and the most important question we can ask ourselves is “Who is my neighbor?”

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