Big Changes. Really Big.

By: Frank Joyce

The forces changing our world are not those that are measured by years or even decades. We are in the midst of changes that are measured by centuries. We all know something about the transformation from feudalism to capitalism or the shift from an economy based on agricultural production to an economy based on industrial production. But even these reference points do not capture the magnitude of the dynamic at work today. Continue reading

Time Management

By: Zakia Carpenter

For a couple weeks I’ve been thinking about history and the present with respect to utilizing time, as if time were something that could be braided, woven, folded, or unraveled like colorful fabric.  Obama has brought me back to this idea that we as individuals interact with elements which seem so much larger and grander than us.  He reminds me that nothing exists in isolation, that everything leaves its mark on everything else. Even, perhaps especially, time does not go unscathed. Continue reading