Politics · Reflections · Social Justice

Love Trumps Hate.

It’s been… a week.  A hard week to watch unfold around me.  Working with an organization completely dedicated to the education system in this country made the Betsy DeVos hearing videos that much harder to watch.  I’ve barely brought myself to look at any articles about Trump’s inaugural address; the only thing I paid attention… Continue reading Love Trumps Hate.

Politics · Reflections · Social Justice

Being a patriot.

Pulse Orlando.  Brock Turner.  Donald Trump.  Scrolling through my newsfeed the past couple of weeks has been rough.  Really rough.  The headlines of the articles my friends post, the reactions of social media as a whole to said posts, and the overarching hidden meanings of everything that has come to light recently are just depressing.… Continue reading Being a patriot.

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.