Parker J. Palmer is an author, educator, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change, with nearly 10 books and countless articles to his credit.
Here's an aphorism you're likely to hear this time of year: 'The Passover seder is the longest-running symposium on the meaning of freedom in the history of the world.' That's true, but it's insufficient.
They are drawn to take the journey toward individuation rather than individualism, and for many, that journey is not just a progression toward a healthy ego--invaluable as that is in itself--but also an opening to the transcendent dimensions of human experience.
We all have challenges on the journey of life. Some are as minor as a bug on a windshield. Others come like an F5 tornado. And through it all, we keep growing. But whether the sun shines or we are facing a hurricane, it really is all about the journey.
Maybe because it's back-to-school time, I've heard from readers about a bunch of different education-related ventures. In fact, here's another example of a university and a New Radical working together.