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Confessions: I Don’t Belong

  I have felt this way for a long time about many things. I don’t belong. I am a Mormon liberal who more and more finds myself still unorthodox…but very much at odds with most other Mormon liberals. I don’t belong. I am a white teacher at an urban school. I don’t belong. I am […]

I Want to Be Classified. I Want to Be Stereotyped.

We are in the process of buying a house here in Las Vegas. I am glad that we picked a house in an older part of town. It is still the suburbs, but it is not one of the trendy areas. It has grit. It has charm. It is also a bit crusty. The process […]

What is Punk? Insights from the Dead Kennedys and Jello Biafra

What is Punk? An Interview with The Dead Kennedys in 1983: What does punk sound like? The Dead Kennedys from 1981: Is punk dead? Should it die? Can it die? Jello Biafra in 2013: There is something very self-righteous about punk at times. I think Biafra tries to balance that with a certain amount of […]