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Agreeing to Disagree

Yesterday, during our pre-competition team meeting, our head coach proposed the following scenario and asked us how we would respond:

One of the teammates, who is involved in a free speech initiative on Campus, has invited a controversial speaker to campus, and the coming of the speaker sparked several protests labeling the speaker as racist/white supremacist/homophobic/etc.. 910 more words

Thoughts

reflecting on a final exam question

Happy Dance. Grades have been submitted for my “Bebop to Hip Hop: Music and Young America” class.

I was struck by the question that most students decided to answer for the essay portion of the final exam. 1,039 more words

Teaching

My First Spartan Race

The crowd of people waited expectantly for the announcer to free us into our rugged obstacle terrain.

The tension and camaraderie was evident as we begun. 155 more words

Death

Marathon spectator

Last weekend I got to watch my Rogue BRFs finish their first full marathon in College Station, Texas. And I have to tell you, spectating was pretty fun! 1,049 more words

Running

Counting Descent (Clint Smith)

I went through a short poetry phase in high school, sparked by a unit we did in our AP English class. For whatever reason, that interest dropped off. 383 more words

Born A Crime: Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah, the host of the Daily Show, and an irrepressible comic, tells us of his growing up in South Africa.  Born a crime, refers to his being the son of a white man and a black woman, a crime in the apartheid in South Africa.  74 more words

Book Reviews

Is political civility ... pragmatic?

Rebecca:

Thanks for pointing out that Gonzaga program. I’ve been thinking about this paragraph of your post, in particular:

I don’t want to overstate the case: I don’t think that we owe conversation to people who are hostile to us, deny our humanity, or want us to suffer.

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