Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy A report on NPR this morning noted that there have been less protesters at the Republican National Convention than had been expected. A person being interviewed speculated that perhaps the open carry laws of Ohio and the strong show of force… Continue reading Will We Learn From, or Repeat, History?
To what can we compare racism? Racism is like an IED, and Improvised Explosive Device. It lays hidden with intent to create terror, to limit activity, and to kill those who leave the boundaries defined for them. Or racism is like land mines, intentionally created and carefully planted to create a border that can only… Continue reading Finding Racism Under Every Rock
Instructor: Martin Wolske: email@example.com (preferred contact method); 217-840-7434 (mobile) Office Hours: TBD Course Description: Hands-on introduction to networked information systems for the LIS environment. The course steps students through choosing, installing, and managing computer hardware and operating systems, as well as networking hardware and software. The course also explores alternatives for administering IT and how… Continue reading Syllabus, LIS451, Fall 2016
I’m reading Myles Horton’s autobiography The Long Haul and this quote on page 130 really popped: I have a holistic view of the educative process. The universe is one: nature and mind and spirit and the heavens and time and the future all are part of the big ball of life. Instead of thinking that you… Continue reading Myles Horton on Education
In the late 1990’s my dad was given 6 months to live. He ultimately lived 6 more years. In our frequent trips up there early in that period, I came to know someone different than the father I held on a very high pedestal. Granted, some of it was an outcome of pain, drugs, and… Continue reading Owning the Truth