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
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
Thanks to Jamie Oberdick for putting together this short podcast on my philifesophy. I am so grateful for the opportunity to speak about what I've been up to on Youtube, this blog, and in my classrooms. And thanks, too, to Chris, Bryn, Jason, and Michael for their input!You can find a link to the podcast … Continue reading A nice little story about my philifesophy
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
You know what's been lacking in my life as of late? A little bit of writing that resonates. All the while I've been writing about writing but failing to find those words that sound right in my body. I've been distanced from feeling like syllables carry meaning and forgetting that my first love for words … Continue reading Writing with Feeling
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!