Category Archives: Politics

The Common Good

One of the central skills needed for a democratic society is the ability to imagine what it might be like to be in the shoes of a person different from oneself.                                                                                                             … Continue reading

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My Complaints (as of April)

Number One: Climate Change. March was named after the God of War for good reason. March is evil and cold. In Colorado March is the snowiest month. So it was wrong that I knelt in the yard, weeding around blooming … Continue reading

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Skulls and Art

Bishops from Mexico and the southwestern U.S. have united to proclaim that praying to Santa Muerte, a folk figure depicted as a skeleton, is not a good thing and people should stop. Delightful. I found this news on back pages … Continue reading

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To Start Over My Life: The Refugees

The Colorado Refugee ESL program at Emily Griffith Technical College serves 2,500 students from 72 countries, speaking 94 languages. I learned this at the training for in-home tutoring volunteers. Fifteen of us fill the class: teachers, retired teachers, students, Peace … Continue reading

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