Sacred Places

I spent a good portion of this past Saturday helping my wife with her small business.  She is a master baker and makes a variety of Mediterranean breads and desserts.  Her goodies are artisanal and high-end.  She sells them each Saturday at a farmer’s market located in Boerne, Texas, a town with a large German-speaking … More Sacred Places

Community Colleges Are Helping to Transform America

Note:  This blog was originally published as an Op-Ed in the San Antonio Express-News.  I’m republishing it here today because it relates nicely with Learning to Question:  A Pedagogy of Liberation, a book I’m reading and one I wrote about in my most recent Pointless Overthinking blog. *** I am an American educator. My job … More Community Colleges Are Helping to Transform America

I’ve Been Doing Even More Thinking about Thinking

Not long ago, I wrote a piece about thinking that prompted lots of reaction.  After publishing it, my mind moved on to other topics.  Recently, though, like in the last couple of days or so, I started thinking about thinking again.  As you can probably tell, thinking is one my favorite activities.  We think for … More I’ve Been Doing Even More Thinking about Thinking

I Ate the Cookie

Several days ago, I invited my wife out for a meal at Hong Kong Harbor, a buffet-style restaurant that serves Chinese, Japanese, and Korean food. Toward the end of our time at the eatery, a waiter dropped off two fortune cookies.  I’ve gotten some really good advice and words of wisdom over the years, so … More I Ate the Cookie

Finding My Way

Today, my aim is to engage in a little self-care.  I’m not sure how this is going to turn out, but I’m certain of my purpose.  I want to get a few things off my chest.  I want to look at myself in a kind of metaphorical “mirror” and write about what I see when … More Finding My Way

Terry Allen:  Writer, Artist, Musician, and Generally Cool Guy

I didn’t really have a topic in mind for this week’s blog.  I was running out of time, and then, miracle of miracles, late on Saturday evening, I watched Austin City Limits, a weekly TV program, run out of Austin, that features hour-long musical performances.  This week, they had a concert by Terry Allen and … More Terry Allen:  Writer, Artist, Musician, and Generally Cool Guy

The Importance of Language When Making New Year’s Resolutions

By Troy Headrick It’s that time of year again when people think about the new year and how they’d like to make changes in their lives going forward.  We often refer to these proposed life modifications as “new year’s resolutions.” The other day, while stepping out of the shower, the idea hit me—insights come as … More The Importance of Language When Making New Year’s Resolutions

Think about This as We Approach January 6, 2022

We all remember what took place in Washington D.C., USA, on January 6, 2021.  There was a violent insurrection at the nation’s capital.  Since then, America’s political crisis has grown in breadth and depth.  Today, political analysts of all stripes are sounding the alarm.  Many fear that the nation is heading down a dark path.  … More Think about This as We Approach January 6, 2022