Auden once wrote,”When all of life fails, what’s the use of going to Wales?” Wales, I guess, was a vacation destination in those days. Well, life has sucker punched me in the past couple of weeks. No, it is not some fatal diagnosis or complete financial meltdown. Just some incidents that took me down an … More Despair and Peter Kingsley
Application Essay for Teacher Leader Submitted by Kim Broadie Teacher, Louis D. Brandeis High School January 15, 2012 There was a time when I took on a “leadership” role, and it had to do with the use of computers, but I would like to preface my description of that with a few words to explain … More How should educators be accountable?
There is no more clear or more succinct statement of my “beyond religion” thesis then this one from James Austin’s Zen and the Brain, This must be what all contemplative traditions have bee trying to keep alive. Before philosophy became an academic word game, natural philosophy was trying to articulate this universal principle. It is, … More Dr. James Austin on the source of Zen
The large factory, employing thousands in a company town is gone forever. The semi-skilled, unionized factory worker living a middle class standard of living is vanishing. Today, one out of every 2 people is looking at a life of desperation and deprivation. A bleak horizon of time, hoping not to get sick, or some other … More Can we navigate creative destruction?