Baseball, the Orioles, and America

Can you feel it? Baseball is happening again. And I couldn’t be more excited. Not because baseball offers an escape from the real world but because baseball offers the most perfect entry into and exploration of it. Calculated, methodical, strategic, baseball. More than any math, stats, or geometry course, I learned numbers and statistics and […]

Teaching Whites about Trayvon.

From what I understand, children of color are taught how to navigate race and racism from an early age. White children, mostly, are not. And this seems inadequate for solving the complete problem. Touré has written another powerful piece, “How to Talk to Young Black Boys About Trayvon Martin,” in which he demonstrates how to […]

“Because it’s fun” is not nearly enough.

I’m sitting at home on a lazy Sunday afternoon reading a bit of light child development theory and – Hey, my wife and I are expecting our first child in a few months and I’m a dork. What do you expect?! Anyway, I’m sitting at home on Sunday reading about this cat named John Dewey […]