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Volume 16, No. 12, Week of May 26, 2003
Jeanne and Arnold are headed for New York and London and Scotland.
We'll bring back lots of stories and paintings and photos.
The last issue for Spring 2003 will be up until we return on June 15.
Summer Issues will start when we return.
You may contact Pat for grades: 310-521-8860.
love and peace, and sorry this was so unexpected. jeanne
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Latest Update: May 29, 2003
War as Creating Meaning and Identity
This week's topic was prompted by Chris Hedges' graduation speech at Rockford College. Trying to fit Chris Hedges' book in before I leave on vacation. More up soon. For now, please check out my notes at War After Iraq I know that some are going to think this is a left perspective. I understand that there was opposition to the speech at Rockford Colelge. I think the President of the college handled it very well. The problem was that those who were protesting were too quick to "know." If you hear him out, you will see that we must deal with this issue deeply, and honestly.
May 25, 2003: Also see Review of A Fresh View of the 'bad guy' Documentary by Errol Morris documentary on Robert McNamara and Vietnam, being shown at Cannes. Los Angeles Times. May 23, 2003, at P. E1. Backup. This piece on McNamara deals with the problem that McNamara is not the only one at fault, and is not always at fault. As always, even with the Vietnam War the results of our relationships are interdependent. We who were silent must answer as well as they who made such wrong decisions.
May 25, 2003: Also please see Restorative Justice Trust. As we examine both the war and the after of war, we come to realize that war and its concomitant local violence and crime are issues with which we all must deal, for which we are all responsible. We cannot ignore crime and its predators and reasonably expect those of the criminal justice system to undo all the screwed up interpersonal relationships that result. Rehabilitation and restoration of humane and caring relationships are a responsibility for us all. We'll discuss this extensively in Sociology of Knowing and in Re-Interpreting Theory in the Fall of 2003. jeanne
For now, you might want to start by reading:
- A paper written by Helen Bowen for the International Bar Association Conference 2002 in Durban, South Africa
- Restorative Justice - A Movement of HopeBy Jim Consedine.
"The koru is a symbol of new growth emerging from the earth towards the light"
Restorative Justice Trust of New Zealand
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Notes from Father Adjakpe's visit on May 21, 2003:
- Diocesian Priest vs. missionary priest
- the issue of killing - totally unacceptable to the Diocese, not to the missionary priest
- the recognition of ATR as history and ritual that must be folded into new culture
- culture and reification in the condemnation of genital cutting and some retributions
- Africa is a continent. Not a local area. Antoinette Easley's question.
- issues of leadership, decision-making, and follow-through - not limited to Africa.
Veronica noted same problems in efficient management of corporation, jeanne in meaningful teaching, Father Adjakpe in counseling. Suggests some needs for a new perspective as Phillip Berryman discusses . Essays up soon. Friday, May 23, 2003.
May 27, 2003: Learning Records for Pat
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- Theses and Articles and Novels by Our Students
- Article: May 5, 2003: Foucault and Chomsky on Human Nature and Politics: An Essential Difference? By Michael Daniels. Junior, Trinity University. San Antonio, Texas Comments and Discussion Questions up soon. jeanne
- May 23, 2003: Index Page for Theses in Progress.
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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:
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Theoretical Musings for Us by Us
Strings and Branes: So What Do We Know?
"The next step was to process the contents of that flask so that they could be looked at with an electron microscope. On Friday morning, March 21, an electron microscopist named Cynthia Goldsmith examined a type of sample, called a thin section, of infected cells that were magnified about 14,000 times.
Almost immediately, telltale features stood out: black, beadlike dots of genetic material inside spherical viruses, the distinctive way the viruses lined up along the cell surface and the region where they clustered inside the cells, a structure called the endoplasmic reticulum.
"My first reaction was coronavirus," Ms. Goldsmith said.
It took her by surprise, she said. Although coronaviruses made animals very sick, in people they were known to cause only colds and gut trouble, not serious diseases like pneumonia. They had not even been mentioned as a possible culprit in SARS. And most did not even grow in Vero cells.
Ms. Goldsmith spent the next 20 or 30 minutes examining more cells, thinking about whether she might be mistaken and looking at images of other coronaviruses for comparison.
At 12:11 p.m., she sent her supervisor, Dr. Sherif R. Zaki, an e-mail message saying that she could not believe it herself but she was looking at a coronavirus.
From the article.
The photos I selected for our discussion indicate two different perspectives: the situatedness of those who cannot afford the cost of the clean water, and the situatedness of those who can. Do the photos help give you a feel for that? Do you think the photos will give you a better sense of understanding of water for sale?
May 22, 2003: Making Services Work for Poor People: Is the GATS a Help or Hindrance? By Aaditya Mattoo, January, 2003. Through the gracious sharing of Brendan Martin, Director, Public World.
Please notice comments in answer to your e-mail.
Visit the site. Then see if you can use these simple photos to develop some illocutionary understanding of the folks who work in these spaces. Maybe the butterfly is a hot clue here? Then check out your own workspace. None of the photos I saw begins to capture the chaos of my world. jeanne
Lived Experience: Narratives
- May 28, 2003: Smithsonian Kid's Castle
- May 3, 2003:Helping Your Student Get the Most Out of Homework National PTA. National Education Association. Link added April 13, 2003.
- May 3, 2003: Educational Resources for Teachers at K - 12 Levels Center for Diseease Control. Free curriculum on health and public health. Link added May 3, 2003.
- May 26, 2003: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood A memorial to Mr. Rogers from the Smithsonian. The Object at Hand: Comfort Zone By Victoria Dawson.
New for Kids this Week:
You could do one of your own, on the computer, or on paper. Send me a copy, on e-mail, please, but not till after June 15. I'm on vacation. jeanne
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Niki de Saint Phalle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niki de Saint Phalle
Justice [Tarot Card VIII], 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth, 1995
Lithograph, Versailles Ed. 2/5 . . . . . . . . . . . . Lithograph, Bon A Tirer
29 1/2" x 22 1/4", 74.9 cm x 56.5 cm . . . . . . . 23" x 18 3/4", 58.4 cm x 47.6 cm
I find her images of justice and motherhood trigger my own imagination. Could they trigger you to record a sociologicl story about the world in which Niki de Saint Phalle lived?
May 25, 2003:Do you know who Gronk is? Link to Gronk for two other versions of La Tormenta. Can you interpret this work in terms of good and evil; war, violence, and peace?