Teaching is my calling and the love of my life. The advantage of phased retirement is that I could continue teaching half time for a couple more years. The downside: I must retire in May of 2021.
The first principle of the American creed is that world is redeemable. We believe that we are exempt from the constraints of the human condition. I disagree. As Albert Camus suggests: We are Sisyphus.
A successful public workplace needs both an inspirational mission and a corresponding ethos that encourages both managers and employees to walk the walk.
I drove home for three hours, luxuriating in my classmates’ welcoming balm that heals the soul. Only then did I fully understand what a festering emotional wound my 50-year estrangement had been.
These riots are the visceral voices of a long-silenced people. You can’t solve a problem until the majority population and public officials recognize what the problem is — and it ain’t rioting.
While the chancellor and trustees would deny it, they seem to view MnSCU students as little more than merchandise, mass-produced to fill orders for its business customers.