“The American Dream”

Hello from my study, I have been relegated to two things over the past 72 hours or so: grading and watering. Teaching technical writing in a four week block this summer has been a new experience, and I think the being remote before that, while it might seem to be good preparation, seemed to beContinue reading ““The American Dream””

The Truth and Tragedy about Racism

Hello from back in PA, As I spent the evening trying to catch up on the unending stream of craziness that seems to dominate the world, but what we call news, the irony of the day was as Starbucks closed its doors for a corporate training on what they euphemistically called implicit bias training whileContinue reading “The Truth and Tragedy about Racism”

Realizing the “real” of Reality

Good early morning, Today was the first day of a new semester, the first day of a new academic year, a day of anticipation, excitement and beginnings. Yet, for others, it was a day of being frightened, of being overwhelmed, of wondering how they might merely survive (e.g. Living in parts of Texas or HoustonContinue reading “Realizing the “real” of Reality”

Understanding Complex Questions 

Good late morning from our classroom, Today we have been transported from our dormitories to the 19th century and to consider once again the complex question of Judaism and how so many Jewish people are in Poland by the beginning of the Second World War. The understanding of Jewish identity in Western and Eastern EuropeContinue reading “Understanding Complex Questions “

Watching, Listening, and Learning

Good morning (at least it is in Kraków) and welcome to a blog cooperatively composed, Alexandra Miller, a senior honors student who is studying ASL and Spanish,  is jointly working on today’s entry to provide a dual perspective on this trip to the cities of Eastern and Central Europe and the time spent in classes at theContinue reading “Watching, Listening, and Learning”

Imagining the Other

  Good Morning, I am often amazed at the body’s ability to rejuvenate itself. By the time I went to sleep last night, I think I was both brain-dead and physically exhausted. I did not wake up the entire night and I think it was around 12:30 or 1:00 a.m. , but I woke atContinue reading “Imagining the Other”