Author: Peter

Small town cyber-historian, making his way through a world so (c)old...

The Angel of History

In an undergraduate literature class on trauma and memory, I was first introduced to the iconic painting of Paul Klee: To be fair, it wasn’t the painting that bowled me over, it was the interpretation given by essayist Walter Benjamin: “His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he […]

Spokane Police Department: The Difference Between Reform and Oversight

In Spring of 2020, the killing of George Floyd prompted protest and reflection on American policing. This locally administered aspect of government was being protested nation-wide. It led me to examine Spokane Police Department – the police force of my hometown – and their past experience with the issues now openly protested across America. I […]