Thanks Jim, and I understand where you are coming from.
“Rainbows and unicorns” are not just a way of confronting harsh “reality” – they are the only way of doing so. As soon as we slip, as soon as we start to accept their nightmarish vision of “reality”, as soon as we give their narrative credence, we are lost.
This is why the digital storytelling is so important, and that’s why I didn’t like you describing it as “my retreat”. It’s more real than a million “THE HIGH COST OF HIGHER ED” infographics – because it’s inside and against those very infographics… which are far more powerful than the critiques they represent.
Even if Deck 106 is just a library on the Death Star, it’s a library. And libraries give us power.