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The lottery of life: the not-so-secret to my (sort of) success

May 31, 2018

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At this point, I can imagine one totally reasonable response to this “discovery” and my decision to share it: “Well done, Dr. Privilege, you finally figured out what people have been telling you for decades. What do you want? A hero biscuit?”

Another utterly mundane conclusion: my place in our history

November 18, 2017

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Membership in a community isn’t determined by the feelings one has for it. It is determined by the relationships one forms and maintains.

Disco Polo Music: a reminder from Warsaw

November 13, 2017

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I am reminded...

In the mirror of history: a reflection of colonialism

January 28, 2017

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It’s fitting, I think, that I came to understand the true nature of my colonized identity through a history of the United States.

Two Lines of History: Parallel or Converging?

November 7, 2016

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As I dug into the history of the Irish, I was immediately struck by the parallels between the Irish experience of English colonialism and the First Nations experience of it.

A Small Act of Grace: A Story We Can Tell

November 5, 2016

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Our family no longer has a traditional territory, sacred places or the daily routines of life to prompt our collective story-telling, but we have those letters.

A Portrait In History: Me, My Grandmother, and Colonialism

October 16, 2016

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It never occurred to me that colonialism also had a role to play. That isn’t too surprising, I guess. A sickness has to be named before it can be diagnosed.