I am a raging progressive and a writer. I received Bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Arts with a Secondary teaching certificate and a minor in Physics. I taught for about ten years, then did various jobs including welding,fabrication and traffic engineering, and am now retired.
I am interested in science, energy, the environment, and architecture.
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Conversations with a Muslim I checked with the Eugene Islamic Center about finding someone of the Muslim faith that would be willing to address our class. No one was available but one member Drew, was kind enough to answer some … Continue reading
The Trump Effect started out as an entirely negative thing. Teachers started complaining that their students were bullying other kids. Minority and Muslim kids were afraid. the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project found that: “Ninety percent of educators report … Continue reading
An Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) report determined that as many as 500 – 600 million people, nearly 10% of the planet’s population, may be displaced by Climate Change. There are already about 26 million who have been forced to move. … Continue reading
In previous administrations, the United States placed pressure on every country it dealt with to improve their human rights records. Ronald Reagan said, “America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere.” We were considered … Continue reading
This is one of those topics that I don’t know much about so we will learn as we go. We all assume that human trafficking is something that occurs in other countries but not ours. It is just too hard … Continue reading
Like most things today Immigration reform has become extremely political. Conservatives think of immigrants as murderers, rapists, and job stealers, who soak up government giveaways and are harmful to the country. Liberals on the other hand see immigrants as hard … Continue reading