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April 10, 2022

Fiction, Verse, and Reflections on Learning

The last several weeks have seen posts of verse, short stories, and meanderings on learning formally and in the broader world. Go to the Fiction or Blog to see most of it!

“And secretly, we’re all RPGing, anyway: we win points for our Starbucks cards, issue secret codes for Amazon discounts.”



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April 10, 2022

PEN America’s Book Ban Kit

Here’s a copy of PEN America’s “How to Fight Book Bans” kit for students. It includes information on how to stage a safe demonstration, report your case to find support, and to protect yourself against online harassment.

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Steve’s Recommendations

What to find if

You Want Some Provocative Philosophical Reads on Climate

What Climate Justice Means

Elizabeth Cripps


Climate Justice

Mary Robinson


Meat Me Half Way

Brian Kateman


Letters from a Young Poet

Rabindranath Tagore

1887 - 1895

The Wild Iris

Louise Gluck



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What We’re Reading

Get involved in our reading list! Find us in discussion at some of the events.

Where We’re Meeting

Find our virtual meet-ups to discuss readings and ideas we pursue.

Why We’re Thinking

What’s happening that calls for critical reflection? What can we do to build communities in thoughtful ways?

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