Dog Packs

While driving late through the desert down wind-y mountain roads with hairpin turns and steep drop-offs, I decide to pull over for the night. I climb into the backseat of the truck and spread out across the luxurious long flat backseat of the old International. There is plenty of room for just me. My dog,…

TOOLS OF RESILIENCE

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND SYSTEMIC RACISM AREN’T JUST CREATING FRESH TRAUMA FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR; THEY’RE ALSO RESURFACING TRAUMAS EXPERIENCED BY OLDER GENERATIONS. HERE ARE TESTED TOOLS PTSD EXPERTS DEPLOY FOR DEALING WITH TRAUMAS NEW AND OLD. July 15, 2020 By Carol Covington , Siet Wright For Annie Redmond, the legacy of trauma wrought by…

NEW IDENTITY

GENDER-STUDIES PROFESSOR MARY ROBERTSON’S SCHOLARSHIP SHINES A LIGHT ON THE NEW REALITY OF LGBTQ YOUTH IN AMERICA. June 1, 2020 By Siet Wright When gender-studies Professor Mary Robertson, Ph.D., surveys the changing reality of American society, she sees a backlash against the field to which she has dedicated her scholarship. The success of the country’s…

HOW TO TALK WITH KIDS ABOUT RACISM

THE POLICE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD THRUST THE REALITIES OF RACISM INTO HOMES ACROSS AMERICA. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION EXPERT ROSEMARIE ALLEN PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR STARTING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE WITH KIDS OF ALL AGES. June 10, 2020 By Siet Wright Start young Rosemarie Allen, Ed.D.: It’s important to start talking about race early. Children categorize…

‘LIQUID GOLD’ STANDARD

EXPERTISE IN WATER POLICY AND LAW ARE MORE VALUABLE THAN EVER. HERE’S WHY AN ONLINE WATER CERTIFICATE FOCUSED ON COLORADO’S UNIQUE LAWS IS DRAWING PROFESSIONALS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. June 25, 2020 By Siet Wright An 1859 gold rush drew scores of thousands of prospectors to what is today Colorado, where they formed mining camps…

Pandemic and Protests PTSD

July 6, 2020 By Carol Covington and Siet Wright The legacy of trauma is historic. The tools of resilience have been fortified by the passage of time. The COVID-19 pandemic and the current racial unrest are unlike anything many have experienced before. According to the American Psychiatric Association, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric…

Relying on Delivery Apps in Quarantine and Beyond

When people return to work, delivery services may become critical as social distancing standards remain in place.  By Siet Wright During the coronavirus pandemic, people have learned to rely on delivery apps to meet their needs while at home. Ensuring personal safety has become a top priority and apps have played an important role in…

Lost and Found in Santa Fe:

Locals struggle with adapting to a changing economy By Siet Wright A small crowd formed outside the only pawn shop in Santa Fe– waiting to sell, waiting to buy, waiting for their turn to tell their story. The people conversed amongst each other, talking about the only bits of their lives valuable enough to sell….