It All Adds Up…in the End…of Days

“An eye for an eye.” “Turn the other cheek.” Both essential wisdoms, yet they contradict. One critical aspect of education is understanding nuance. Context and circumstances often dictate a need for a particular response; hence, the need for ethics based education (not to be confused with politics or religious based education). By integrating the systems … More It All Adds Up…in the End…of Days

Fight, Flight, and Sitting Tight: The Spectrum of Trauma

We’ve all heard of fight or flight, that is, the two ways of dealing with existential threats. Running towards a problem in order to confront it and running away from a problem in order to avoid it, are both physical in nature and employ physiological and hormonal changes. If you’ve ever dealt with a highly … More Fight, Flight, and Sitting Tight: The Spectrum of Trauma

This Means War

“We refuse to believe that which we do not understand. We foolishly believe that our own limitations are the proper measure of limitations. “  – Napoleon Hill   What if I’m wrong?  A question. A probe What if I’m wrong? A realization. A threat. What if I’m wrong? Failure. Defeat. Resurrection. This utterance has the … More This Means War

Get Lit With Kit – Best of July 2020

I was deeply impressed by Delia Owen’s novel, Where the Crawdads Sing. Her words struck full of painful beauty. Her characters were real. The book teaches critical lessons that I explore in my essay “The Upside of Suicide.” Read them both. Somewhat related was this interesting podcast from father and son Eric and Zev Weinstein. Baffling how … More Get Lit With Kit – Best of July 2020