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  1. POCC 2009-Denver

    [ December 06, 2009 ]

    It was great to go to the People of Color Conference in Denver again this year. Although I was only able to make it for Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon, I was able to see the impressive presentation by Kenji Yoshimo and see two of our faculty members/administrators, Demetra Caldwell and Latoya Allen, present on their work starting an affinity group for students of color, SOC's, in our Lower School. I was also able to catch up with a number of people whom I had not seen for a while. Professor Yoshimo's presentation was very interesting and touching. I liked how he thought we need to move beyond the concept of assimilation and accept difference in a more sophisticated way by ...

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  2. New Parents’ Evening Speech

    [ May 10, 2009 ]

    I thought people might find this speech I gave the other night interesting... I consider myself a walking paradox of progressivism and tradition. I like wearing a tie, but I also like wearing a t-shirt. I enjoy reading musty tomes and my kindle. I enjoy writing on my computer and in my leather-bound journal. I like the tension between the future and the past. Tonight I want to talk to you briefly about some older values that are informed by forward-thinking research. I have talked about this topic before, so those of you that know me, please daydream, create to do lists or think about something else, if you already know what I am going to say, but I think ...

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