The Last Nanosecond

I’m no scientist, but I do have an intuitive understanding of quantum entanglement and synchronicity, Jung’s concept of meaningful coincidence that he developed in talks with Einstein in the early 20th century. Synchronicity explains all matter of acausal phenomenon, from spirituality to magic. To experience synchronicity, I suggest visiting the  I Ching, the ancient Chinese Book of  Changes. Jung’s forward to the Wilhelm translation addresses synchronicity. The reason these coincidences work is because the reality that we experience is a collaboration between our consciousness and external stimuli. Although they might not admit it, Piaget’s and Vigotsky’s idea of constructivism derives […]

Salubrious Solstice!!!

Happy New Year from the mostly real Hitz family and the fictional Blatz family A couple days before Christmas, Father gets it in his head that we are going to have a “traditional”Christmas. That doesn’t just mean turkey and plum pudding, no sir. It means we have to go cut down our own tree from the farm. And that’s not all. It also means we have to kill our own Christmas dinner. Can you believe it? And you know, once the old man makes up his mind, there’s no talking him out of it. Usually he hates things like holidays. […]

Schools of Thought

I’ve  been trying to write this memoir for a long time: Schools of Thought: My __ years in education. The number in the blank keeps growing. Today it’s 70. For one thing, too many of my school memories are painful. Which means it would be helpful for me to write about them, yet also difficult. Sometimes I summarize my story as “All Schools Suck,” which is true, but what do you say after that? Each school sucks in its own way. Can I squeeze 250 pages out of this monumental yet trivial conclusion? Talking about how each school sucked in […]

Prime time, really?

What were the Democrats thinking? Giving the Republicans prime time exposure for their mendacious narrative, which repeated often enough gains credibility? Imagine if the Senate gave Bernie three prime time hours to himself. I’m agnostic about the impeachment itself. It’s getting Al Capone on tax evasion. Quid Pro Quo is another name for politics. There’s a danger of diminished scale here. Was what Trump did worse than Reagan negotiating with Iran a delay in the release of the hostages to enhance his election chances? Was he impeached? How about Iran-Contra that flooded the black and brown communities with crack cocaine? […]

Ego as a social construct

The ego is a social construct. What we experience as “I” is mostly composed of words, which are self-evidently social entities (In the beginning was the word). We even dream in words most of the time, don’t we? While the origin of the written word can be attributed to the development of taxation, the origin of oral language is unknown. There are many theories. (I even tried to read Chomsky,  whom I regard as a political ally – OMG, way above my pay grade). You too can read the Wikipedia entry for “Origin of Language.” I love the idea that […]

We can win this!

We could win this thing, Bernie people. What the media and the mainstream politicians don’t or won’t understand is the role of movements in politics. Trump would not be where he is without his racist movement. Hitler could not have taken over without a movement. The only person capable of leading a countermovement is Bernie. Movements change peoples’ minds in a hurry. Movements like ours wake people up. People are rising all over the world. Iraq. Ecuador. Chile. Haiti. Algeria. France. Honduras. Movements like these make people realize very quickly how much power we have if we work together. We […]

Published Today!

Squirrels in the Wall A Novel in Stories By Henry Hitz Now Available Squirrels in the Wall is a collection of interspecies voices that presents a unique and darkly hilarious blend of human and animal perspectives from a single setting on a Wisconsin lake. The stories provide a kaleidoscope of heartbreak among both human and animal characters as they confront abuse and death. This is a novel about the humanity of animals and the animality of humans.

EMBRACING YOUR INNER ASSHOLE

Announcing a new Webinar series by soon to be best-selling author Henry Hitz on “Embracing Your Inner Asshole.” Your first installment of this ground-breaking webinar series is yours absolutely free if you’ll share your email with me so that I can inundate you with special offers, modeling the essence of my lesson. The three essential premises of this world-changing webinar series: All writers are assholes. You have to be an asshole to think that anyone would really want to read your insignificant narcissistic scribblings. If you want anyone to actually read your shit, your primary job is not writing but […]

WANTED

Stories about working-class organizing. Do you have a story? About rank-and-file organizing in the unions? Organizing the unorganized? Working-class community organizing? Organizing in working-class schools? Please comment on this post with your contact information if you do have such a story. Ken Epstein https://www.oaklandxings.com and I are editing an anthology of such stories called Solidarity Forever. So far we have stories from Walter Riley (Boots dad) about organizing in the auto and steel industry, from a Black Panther Party community organizer, from a leader of last year’s West Virginia teachers strike, from a leader of the Teamsters for a Democratic […]

Bernie over Liz

The most important accomplishment off Bernie’s 2016 was to prove that it was possible to run a credible and competitive campaign for president without taking money from the corporate billionaires with their own agenda. And he’s doing it again in 2019, which is why we should support him, and not Elizabeth Warren. While Warren has pledged not to take corporate money in the primary race, she has said she will take it in the general in order to compete with Trump. And the New York Times ran a front page article last week that revealed that even in the primary, […]