“You’re not the boss of me now”

I stood at the front of the class room and looked out at the sea of sleepy and sullen teenagers and reconsidered my career choice. It was my first day as a student teacher. I was 20 years old, and the  4 years between my age and theirs felt very short indeed. I...

Lessons from a scandal

Penn State must be breathing a sigh of relief now that the media horde is busy with the Olympics. My mind, however, is still with the sexual abuse scandal and fallout. Obviously, my pet interest is power, and this incident contains so many lessons on the use and...