Category Archives: Culture

Thoughts about cultural differences and how they affect our perception, thinking, and communication.

Post-Holocene Education?

Tonight, Prof. Ben Ramsey of the UNCG Religious Studies Department gave the University’s inaugural Future of Learning lecture. I attended. I feel like I’ve been ambushed and beaten up, intellectually speaking. This was not the “bright new horizons in pedagogy” … Continue reading

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Yellow Line Driving

Travel much and you’ll look at your own culture and society differently. Cliché, perhaps, but worth remembering nevertheless. I find I’m more likely to gain such insights when consciously looking for them. South Africa has a phenomenon called “yellow line … Continue reading

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Waiting

This is a follow-up to my previous post about normalcy, Incarceration Makes Me Crabby. My most scarce commodity, by far, is time. Given my goals, resources, and lifestyle, I’m neither cash-limited nor opportunity-limited nor knowledge-limited. I’m time-limited. There just isn’t … Continue reading

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Incarceration Makes Me Crabby

I’m two months into a half-year sojourn in South Africa. A colleague and I are working at the University of Fort Hare, guest lecturing and conducting workshops for rural secondary school science teachers. My colleague is here on a Fulbright-funded … Continue reading

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