Dogs, tattoos and mystical powers

In the 1990s, I bought a Neapolitan Mastiff from a breeder in Mexico City. The breeder carried around a broomstick to keep her dogs in line. When I saw that, I probably should have looked for another breeder, but I went ahead and brought Rebel home. Rebel was aggressive even as a puppy, but he … Read more

J6er’s case raises questions about jail conditions

After U.S. Marshals went to the D.C. Jail for an unannounced inspection, they overheard jailers warning inmates not to snitch. “The marshals overheard these warnings themselves, that there were threats being made to inmates to not … tell what was really going on to the marshals,” Senior U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth said at … Read more

Exploring Jordan: “Best day ever!”

In May, Flagler College Prof. Jessica Veenstra and I traveled to Jordan with students as part of the Flagler Sophomore High Impact Practice, or FlagSHIP, described as “a transformative educational experience” built around the topics of citizenship, diversity and democracy. Participating students include Matthew Dutton, Faryn Heffner, Spencer Hooker, Olivia Husik, Alex Janszen, Abby Kreinheder, … Read more

Bulgaria: “A hidden secret gem”

Three Florida educators who lead study-abroad trips say Bulgaria is an ideal spot for students looking for some adventure and a rich learning experience. “The people are very welcoming and kind and friendly,” said Lori Lee, a historical archaeologist at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. “The landscape is absolutely beautiful. The layers of history … Read more