adios

From Adios! …. To Namaste!

Last week, Elise and I said adios to the amazing, friendly, beautiful country of Colombia. Next week, I will say namaste to India and the Himalayan mountains that first captured my imagination 15 years ago. This has truly been a journey the past 15 months. I have had the unexpected privilege of traveling internationally for […]

Vulnerability

How To Practice Vulnerability

Vulnerability often connotes weakness in the US and other western cultures. Nonetheless, vulnerability is one of the most powerful and transformative postures we can take. In a culture that champions competition, choosing a posture of vulnerability can be difficult. There is so much emphasis on establishing an unimpeachable reputation, a veneer of power and knowledge, […]

Social Justice?

Academics Versus Activists in Social Justice

The old divide between doers and thinkers is a tired one. When I decided to pursue my PhD, I felt from some of my old activist friends a sense that I had abandoned the cause. At the same time, my pursuit of social justice seemed to make many of my academic colleagues uncomfortable. It seemed […]