Looking Back to Look Forward

Looking Back to Look Forward

Looking Back to Look Forward I have learned in the Social Work Health Futures lab that we must look back in order to look forward, and I now have an unexpected opportunity to look back on my own life. I grew up on the banks of the lower James River, playing in the...
The Future of Authenticity

The Future of Authenticity

The Future of Authenticity Authenticity. What does this term mean to you? Honest, real, truthful, or perhaps being your genuine self? That is what comes to my mind when thinking about authenticity and I have always tried to stay true to that ideal. After all, people...
The Great Heat Death

The Great Heat Death

The Great Heat Death Artist: Lonnie Holley I had intended to write about heat. Heat death. Fascinating and terrible that extreme heat events – consistently the climate-related disaster with the highest rates of mortality – have, until recently, not...
The Rush of Needed Change

The Rush of Needed Change

The Rush of Needed Change We’ve all felt the rush of learning something new.  Asking for directions in a new language.  Learning to ride a bike.  Switching from a Dell to an Apple computer.  For me, my most recent rush has been participating as a Fellow with the...