Armed insurrection, a war against the Klan, martial law enacted in an American town, Governor impeachment, a multimillion-dollar corporation built on free labor, a paternalistic slave owner, and the resilience of a former slave and first Black Deputy in the middle of all this.

My name is Thomas Holt Russell…

We should pay attention.

The Internet is the bad blood that flows through the American vein. It's mixed in with the good stuff. But if you try to take even a part of it out of your system, bad things will happen.

In the land of Khartoum, Omar al-Bashir, war…

Let's be honest — these restrictions can easily be overcome.

Restrictive voting laws have been in the news a lot the past few years. Groups are up in arms over the Republicans' attempt to stay in power by making the act of voting more difficult for the people that vote…

The Immersive Van Gogh art show is a great way to display the master's work.

It was in May when I first noticed the advertisement for the Van Gogh Immersive experience. I did not know much about the event. Still, after visiting the Website and watching the ad, and watching…

My Grandson’s camera opened a whole new world; for me.

Almost every time I take my grandkids hiking with me, I take my camera. One day last week I took my grandson Lennon with me and for reasons I won’t even try to understand, I gave him one of my…

Don’t hold your breath waiting for politicians to do what’s right.

Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and each other.

Paulo Freire — Pedagogy of the Oppressed

I no longer have faith in…

Thanks to a photo exhibition, a book, and a short lecture, I got a chance to know Billie Holiday more intimately.

Billie Holiday could have been a good friend of mine. If space and time would have somehow made our lives cross at the right time, I am convinced we…

There are several paths to a cybersecurity career — here are three of them.

Three Cybersecurity Pathways for High School Students

There are multiple paths to a career in cybersecurity. If you ask ten people in the cybersecurity industry about their path, you will receive ten routes to the same…

Thomas Holt Russell

Humanist, educator, writer, photographer, and modern-day Luddite. http://thomasholtrussell.zenfolio.com/ My writing is a living organism.

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