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The Rising Stone

There are many different ways to interpret the U.S. election results. As I write this blog, mainstream media named Joseph Biden President of the United States. If anyone has not realized yet, I am a proud Democrat. I am proud of our American electorate coming out in the worst Pandemic of our modern era and voting in greater numbers than any other U.S. election in history. Unfortunately, the divisions in our communities and our country have become more profound and widespread than ever. My wi... Read More
Posted by Caitlin Chittom at Monday, November 16, 2020


Let us think about the idea of voting in the United States of America. Patients espouse the notion that voting in an election has lost its power in recent years. How many times have I heard, "My vote doesn't matter, so I don't vote. Besides, I don't like either candidate running for office anyway."? The answer is a million times. Well, that is an exaggeration, but more than one hundred. Many people, both scholars, and laypeople, analyze the United States Constitution to... Read More
Posted by Caitlin Chittom at Monday, November 16, 2020

Critical Thinking

Michael Scriven & Richard Paul presented a statement at the 8th Annual at the International Conference on Critical Thinking and Education Reform, Summer 1987. I have changed some of his sentence structure, trying to keep their thoughts related to their presentation. Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experienc... Read More
Posted by Caitlin Chittom at Thursday, October 29, 2020