Here’s to New Beginnings

Some ideas are like seasons. They come around again. This blog is one of those ideas. I've been blogging elsewhere for a few years now about my life, academic philosophy, and their intertwining--my philifesophy--but I'm eager to begin writing in another way and for other purposes. This will be the place where I share my thoughts … Continue reading Here’s to New Beginnings

"When Time and Space Don’t Matter, Meet Me at The Bean": An Exegesis

On the feels-longer-than-nine-hour drive back to Pennsylvania from Chicago, Bryn asked, "So what are you going to name the album for all of these pictures?" I didn't know, and after a moment or two of pondering album titles, I stopped thinking about it. "They usually just come to me on whim when I'm uploading the … Continue reading "When Time and Space Don’t Matter, Meet Me at The Bean": An Exegesis

Think for a Change (19): The Other Ethical Problem with the Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal

In light of the Penn State scandal that has struck Happy Valley and gained news coverage across the nation, I think it is important to remember that there are multiple issues at stake. Not just Penn State's reputation; not the jobs of a few men; not simply that a number of young boys were abused … Continue reading Think for a Change (19): The Other Ethical Problem with the Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal

Think for a Change (17): It’s Okay to Be Gay!

In light of National Coming Out Day, I discuss arguments for gaining legal protection for LGBT people which target subjective moral judgments, such as the belief that homosexuality is wrong. Rather than arguing in apologetic terms for mere acceptance and tolerance, I suggest that recognizing the role of choice in sexuality does not inhibit making … Continue reading Think for a Change (17): It’s Okay to Be Gay!