A personal conversation about the challenges facing educational and cultural progress in the face of overwhelming ignorance and myopia.
An essay noting the state of the civil rights movement in the wake of Rosa Park's death.
These essays talk about art and the value of art.
Media giants hook the public on self-gratifying entertainment all in the name of freedom of speech.
An essay rebutting infantile attitudes of the anti-science movement.
An essay in reaction to the New Orleans disaster following hurricane Katrina.
An essay about the role teachers play in making subjects interesting, valuable and relevant to students. Prompted by an Open-House visit to Westland High School.
Compilation of facts and thoughts on futurism origin and effects.
Essays I've written regarding various civil liberties and privacy. Some have proven controversial.
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