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Boxers & Saints | Reflections

December 25, 2016


Gene Luen Yang. Boxers & Saints. First Second, 2013 (336 pages) Seattle pi review by Jeff Provine; NYTimes review by Wesley Yang; Download a Teacher’s Guide; National Book Review lecture and trailer; I’ve included a significant portion of the NPR Interview with Petra Meyer below: In an email interview, Yang says his Catholic upbringing inspired […]

#Being13 | Review

October 16, 2015

0 Like other programs on teens, this one has a bit of an ominous and cautionary tone highlighting mostly the negative side of social media; the use of the word “secret” is in alignment with the production. For parents and adults who are ignorant of the deep world of social media, this is designed to […]

Sexual By Design by Doug Wilson | How To Lose an Audience, And The Gospel At The Same Time

April 11, 2015


In April of 2012, pastor and teacher, Doug Wilson spoke at Indiana University. Watch the entire event: Sexual By Design: Douglas Wilson in Bloomington, IN. Report by The Bloomington Alternative. ClearNote Campus Fellowship website. ClearNote Church website. Christ Church, Moscow, IA website. Review by Decablog. Below are my critical engagements and reflections with the presentation. […]

TED | Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame

March 22, 2015


  0:11 You’re looking at a woman who was publicly silent for a decade. Obviously, that’s changed, but only recently. 0:22 It was several months ago that I gave my very first major public talk at the Forbes 30 Under 30 summit: 1,500 brilliant people, all under the age of 30. That meant that in […]

TED | Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings

February 28, 2015


0:11 While preparing for my talk I was reflecting on my life and trying to figure out where exactly was that moment when my journey began. A long time passed by, and I simply couldn’t figure out the beginning or the middle or the end of my story. I always used to think that my […]

TED | Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words!

December 23, 2014


I’m a lexicographer. I make dictionaries. And my job as a lexicographer is to try to put all the words possible into the dictionary. My job is not to decide what a word is; that is your job. 0:25 Everybody who speaks English decides together what’s a word and what’s not a word. Every language is just a group of people […]

TED | Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge

May 7, 2014


When I was a young officer, they told me to follow my instincts, to go with my gut, and what I’ve learned is that often our instincts are wrong. 0:24 In the summer of 2010, there was a massive leak of classified documents that came out of the Pentagon. It shocked the world, it shook […]