Politics · Reflections

Being optimistic in a messed up world.

I consider myself to be an optimistic person.  What’s strange is that I can’t pin down why exactly that is.  Perhaps it was my experiences at Camp Manito-wish, perhaps it’s the necessity of being optimistic for my College Possible students, or perhaps I’m just weird or crazy for even thinking of myself as an optimist.  I’ve been… Continue reading Being optimistic in a messed up world.

Politics · Reflections · Social Justice

Privilege.

A few months ago I was trying to edit something on one of College Possible’s databases.  For whatever reason, the system wasn’t letting me save and a pop-up message appeared saying “Cannot save: insufficient privileges.”  I immediately wheeled over to my cubicle neighbor and said “Insufficient privileges?  I’m a straight white male!” Knowing how to… Continue reading Privilege.