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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