Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Barbara Lee Speaks For Me Daily

Thursday, July 23, 2020


Last discussion session of the term tonight -- next week, the last week of this summer intensive, is given over to an office hour marathon, followed by an online Symposium in which they will present their final projects. I've appreciated the mild distraction from Nazis and plaguetime afforded by teaching, but I will not deny the demands of an intensive taught remotely have made the last weeks rather fraught. Having an income through all this so far has been appealing, to say the least. Confronting the existential oblivion of unemployment upon the conclusion of the course is really weighing on me, as I know millions of others are also suffering the same. SFAI has turned a corner, it would seem, thank the billion billion goddesses, but there seems little prospect for adjuncts like me. Let's see what happens.   

Monday, July 20, 2020

Barbara Lee Speaks For Me Daily

Saturday, July 18, 2020

John Lewis and Good Trouble

“My philosophy is very simple: When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to stand up and just say something. You have to do something. I got into good trouble, necessary trouble. Even today, I tell people, ‘We need to get in good trouble.’” -- Rep. John Lewis, 1940-2020

About John Lewis: “He loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promise. And through the decades, he not only gave all of himself to the cause of freedom and justice, but inspired generations that followed to try to live up to his example.” -- Barack Obama

Monday, July 13, 2020

Barbara Lee Speaks For Me Daily

Monday, July 06, 2020


Grading mid-terms, listening to Sibelius symphonies, feels like old times.