Posts by BluCollarProf

She and I

She sidles up quietly. She takes my hand. She laces her wrinkled fingers into mine. I raise my shades. She...

Do-Gooder Duel

I am a do-gooder. I am part Non-Profit Hero. I am also part Sidekick. The Non-Profit Hero in me needs...

Taking Pictures with Poor Kids

I am kneeling down beside her. My tattooed forearm is turned towards the camera. Her drawing of my snake tattoo...

My Do-Gooder Adolescence

I bit the inside of my mouth. It did not work. I dug my fingernails into the side of my...

Packaging Poverty

We were just finishing up our conversation with Clementina when another van full of Gringos arrived. A middle-aged man in...

Small Temporary Glimpse

When I first learned about the Two Dollar Challenge (TDC) from Professor Shawn Humphrey, I immediately thought of how we...

A Call for Empathy

A Call for Empathy

“Doing good” is difficult, especially for college students. Finding a motivating issue that encourages students to act is difficult when...

Dare to Take Notice

Dare to Take Notice

The Two Dollar Challenge (TDC) was completely and totally worth participating in. It shows just how powerful five days can...

Hunger to Learn About the Hungry

Hunger to Learn About the Hungry

Two years ago, I saw a couple of students living under a tarp in the middle of Ball Circle. I...

Guilty About Feeling Guilty

Guilty About Feeling Guilty

I felt guilty about feeling guilty. My mind raced through Hofstadter’s meta-genies and strange loops. How many dimensions of this...