‘Heavens on Earth’ Makes A Case for Living Here and Now

As I prepared myself for Michael Shermer’s Heavens on Earth I tried to recall my first experience of mortality. When I was 3 or 4, my family lost our cheerful pet Collie, Paco. For weeks, the loss of Paco dominated my families’ dinner table conversations. It was very difficult for me to comprehend that I…

Discord and Discomfort, ‘The Shame of the Nation’ Shakes Us Awake

Jonathan Kozol has something to say about American public schools. Kozol wants to remind us that many Inner-city children exist in apartheid schools. Kozol wants to remind us that income level plays a direct role on educational quality for children in America. I want cut right to the chase to elaborate on Kozol’s proposed solutions….