False Equivalency

This meme showed up on my Facebook feed a few days ago which was posted by my good friend and more importantly, shipmate (we served in the Navy together back in the day), Jim. It was posted in response to the vitriol and hate that took place in Charlottesville, VA last week. First and foremost, Jim and we … Continue reading False Equivalency

Identity Theft; Though it’s not what you may think.

Until you’ve been a victim of identity theft you will never really know what it feels like. I personally have experienced identity theft to the tune of several thousand dollars and let me tell you, it’s never funny when people mess with your money. But what if the identity that was stolen was your internal … Continue reading Identity Theft; Though it’s not what you may think.

A Teacher, His Students, A Labor of Love

Yesterday I had to do one of the hardest things I’ve EVER had to do in my life. And I’ve done some pretty hard things in my life. But yesterday I had to say goodbye to my kids. No, No, No, I’m not going away to prison or anything like that. I know that’s what … Continue reading A Teacher, His Students, A Labor of Love

Be Proud! Be Bold! But whatever you do, don’t be Colorblind. What’s your color?

One might look at the above image and think "that's an oxymoron." I mean, what is the message? There's the word colorblind crossed out, yet the word itself is spelled using a different color for each letter. Couple that with the title, this whole thing is confusing. Obviously, there's some level of symbolism going on … Continue reading Be Proud! Be Bold! But whatever you do, don’t be Colorblind. What’s your color?

Implicit Social Cognition, (Implicit Bias); Is there such a thing?

The following is an excerpt from the Kirwin Institute for the study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, 2015. The full article can be viewed here. Defining Implicit Bias Also known as implicit social cognition, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious … Continue reading Implicit Social Cognition, (Implicit Bias); Is there such a thing?

A story that reaffirms my faith that MOST of us get it. Sadly, many choose not to.

There are too many negative stories in the news delineating the divisions in humanity. Well here's one that shows what's GOOD about America, and will warm your heart as well. 20 Bikers Show Up At Boy’s School When Mom’s Car Is Totally Destroyed By Bullies You will after reading watching this story.