The past 10 or so days have proved enormously instructive for me. They’ve provided the kind of instruction I hear tell of from my parents’ days in Catholic school in the 50s and 60s, when one of the nuns would slap a student or turn from a sweet, soft-spoken angel of a teacher into the fires of hell epitomized, without raising anything but her voice. Continue reading
Yesterday (for me, but a week and a bit later as you read), I was part of a very interesting FB conversation. It started with a question from Creston Davis, professor and co-founder of the Graduate School my son is affiliated with. Which by the way, is a seriously kickass school that is breaking paradigms left and right. I had the chance to meet both founders earlier this year and I am thoroughly impressed with what they’re doing. Also, serendipity at its best. They are based in Grand Rapids, MI which is only 1.5 hrs from Lansingland and Dandelion Soup. Um, Squirrel….. Ah yes, the question:
Are the so-called “Trigger Warnings” yet another way to censor professors? Could they be considered the equivalent of cultural censorship controlled by a privileged demographic only looking to received a non-challenging education? What say you?
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, friends in the blogging world and outside of it, the time has come. So sit down, squat down, or lie down, but make yourselves at home. Because it’s time at last for. . .
Are you as excited as I am? I don’t think anyone could be, but please humor me and try to give a good imitation. 😉 Continue reading
Due to quite a few recent tragedies, debates about mental illness have been prominent in the public eye. Perhaps they aren’t as visible as, say, gun control laws or Lance Armstrong’s shadiness, but they have quite a presence.
The debate is couched in terms that express “concern” for people who are mentally ill, and no doubt many commentators do feel concerned about people with mental illness. Continue reading
In the blog project Blog for Mental Health 2012, a summons went out to all mental health bloggers. In this summons, Blog for Mental Health 2012 asked mental health bloggers from all reaches of the world with any diagnosis (es) to take a pledge. This pledge was the following:
I pledge my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2012 Project. Continue reading
And, this little gift that I made for everyone: Continue reading