Category Archives: School

“I have to get out of here”…”I can’t leave this”

Since I wrote about my grad school application anxieties in “Does it Matter if I Get In?” (and the sequel to that post), I have had several occasions where I have thought to myself, “I can’t leave this [to go … Continue reading

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On Crappy Conversations (Part 2)

…The idea that we, as seekers of the Divine, have the “inside scoop” on how to behave morally requires that I call a great number of religious individuals fakers. Martin Luther, for example, was a pretty flamboyant racist. Much of … Continue reading

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On Crappy Conversations (Part 1)

Conversations are often frustrating and counter-productive. Conversations about ethics, philosophy, religion, and politics are particularly incendiary. Indeed, politics and religion are sometimes explicitly forbidden as topics of dinner conversation.  These topics are arguably the most important things we could be … Continue reading

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A Failed Thesis Defense

Shortly after my thesis committee members congratulated me on a “successful” thesis defense, I realized that my thesis defense was not successful at all. In a previous post entitled “Dedication,” I realized that writing a thesis is a dangerous business for … Continue reading

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An Evaluation of the Embarking on Epistemological Endeavors

The New York Times recently printed an article which discusses the merits of liberal education. The points offered in favor a liberal education attempted to show that that it produced individuals capable of competing in the current economy and that … Continue reading

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On Deuteronomy and Platonic Psychology

5You(A) shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. I have always wondered what the writer is referring to when he speaks of these various aspects of the … Continue reading

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The Call

I received a call from an unknown number this morning. Immediately, I began hoping that it was a Gradschool telling me that I would be admitted into to their program for this fall. The anticipation that has gripped me for … Continue reading

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