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My Philosophical Writings

Writing on the?existence of humankind, ethnic relations, education, and religion. I write on things that impact us every day in how we treat others and respond to diversity.

Desert Cabal Book Review

Desert Cabal Book Review

I grew up in the outdoors. I remember many camping trips as a child. The majority of these were car camping excursions except for those with my father when he was a scoutmaster and later as a scout where they were more backpacking related. Several spring breaks and...

I Am Now A College Graduate

I Am Now A College Graduate

I Am Now A College GraduateAfter two years of hard work and a non-traditional return to college I now hold a Bachelors of ScienceJust over two years ago I decided to head back to school. I only received an Associates Degree my first time around and it has been...

An Ongoing Prejudice

An Ongoing Prejudice

We need to stop the mental racial divide. To preface this post I don?t feel that I am overly qualified as one to speak on the racial issue, but as a human being, I feel that I have to stand up and say something. I grew up in a very white Christian community in Utah...

Classroom Freedom is a Catalyst for Creativity

Classroom Freedom is a Catalyst for Creativity

Last week I shared some views on the benefits of creativity within the education process. To facilitate creativity there needs to be increased freedom along the way. Creators learn what they want to learn in order to have the tools that their originality andgenius...

The Benefits of Creativity in Schools

The Benefits of Creativity in Schools

Last week I introduced my view that education needs to involve a more creative environment. Here are the benefits of involving such creativity. ?Most children think they?re highly creative; most adults think they?re not.? (Robinson, 1) Children are inherently...

I Am Officially a Senior!

I Am Officially a Senior!

Well, I am not yet getting senior discounts at the local buffet, but I am beginning my final year of college (as long as everything works out schedule wise). Last year I decided to return to school after a thirteen year hiatus. During my first go around I bounced...

Building More Creativity in Our Schools

Building More Creativity in Our Schools

This past spring I took a class at Utah Valley University on the Philosophy of Education and was able to read a lot on the theories of education and educational theory. Having my own educational experience and raising four children I have conjured up several opinions,...

Charlottesville…One Year Later

Charlottesville…One Year Later

One year ago this weekend the country dealt with one of the biggest hate rallies that we have dealt with in a long time. As white nationalists joined together in a rally under the name ?Unite the Right? took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, under their...

Many Go Unpublished

Many Go Unpublished

I have enjoyed reading biographies for many years now. They are a great way to gain insight into the lives of great individuals and what it is that made them do and accomplish great things. I am currently engrossed in another great work by Walter Isaacson, this time...

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