Author’s Note (6/14/2018):This thesis has cause me a lot of trouble–mostly, I think, at this point, trouble in my own mind. Since writing it I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Even though this thesis is now over 10 years old, it lurks in the back of my mind as one of the most subversive things … Read moreJ. LAWSON THESIS (Stetson University, 2004, Citations Omitted): “The More Freely He Breathes: Colonialism In The United States”
I’ve been a feminist all my life. I’ve also dealt with sexism all my life. So it’s no wonder I’d be a feminist. For some men, feminism is hard to understand. But then, most of those people have never delved into feminist theory or tried to even understand a feminist perspective. I’m at the point … Read moreIncels: Why I Ignore Them
I’m going to share with you some things that have been kept quiet in my family for many years. It starts with my first memory. My first memory is of my dad beating my mom. It’s a sad memory and I’ve rarely told it to many people. I can still see my mom, in desperation, … Read moreTranscending My First Memory
If there was anyone I’d want to write my biography, it would be Ray Monk. He and I knew of one another mostly through Facebook because of our philosophy backgrounds. Ray is an amazing person and is also a superb biographer. I just read Chapter One of A Life Inside the Center and I thought … Read moreOppenheimer’s Jewishness
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Back when I was a TA, I got really, really good at thinking on my feet. Super good. Time has worn on and I find myself preferring slow deliberation these days. I don’t think this is a sign of lacking intelligence, either. I think of it as both gaining intelligence and wisdom. We tend to … Read moreSlow And Steady Wins The Race?
I think one of the most detrimental things one can do is identify with their career. I find so many people who do identify with their career. When they lose a job, when they retire, they lose their sense of identity. When one thinks in terms of oneself as how one sells one’s labor, one … Read moreIdentity And Your Career
People use signs, signals, actions and words in order to communicate. In the United States, I’ve been increasingly worried that we are starting to use different languages to communicate with one another. I don’t mean Spanish and English. I mean our whole landscape has become so polarized and many of us live in such information … Read moreA Series Of Misunderstandings: Political Communication In The Contemporary United States
Despite the fact that I have been exhausted for the past couple of weeks, I have, in general, been at peace with myself for several months now. You may not think that a person who fell from grace when they developed schizophrenia would be at peace. But I am. In fact, I’m more at peace … Read moreHow I Learned To Stop Worrying And Be At Peace
I’m reading the book Boundaries. It’s really a wonderful book. I’ve learned through that book that God has certain spiritual laws in place in addition to laws of nature. I seek to discover each. Let’s take a look a climate change. Many unschooled Christians think super storms, like the hurricane we experienced in Florida this … Read moreClimate Change: God’s Law of Consequences
Sometimes people ask me what I studied in graduate school. I focused primarily on Ethics and Political Philosophy. Here’s what I studied: GRADUATE COURSES and READING GROUPS: Ethics Methods in Applied Ethics Philosophy of Language Contemporary Political Philosophy Practical Philosophy in Culture and Society Theory and Anti-Theory in Ethics Lies and Self-Deception (Action Theory/Moral Psychology) … Read moreGraduate Studies