Logic with Love, Politics and Love, Uncategorized

The Ethics of Abortion, Part #2

I am writing a series of posts on the ethics of abortion. This series is based on a unit I teach in my ethics class almost every semester. You can read the first part in the series here in which I describe what ethics is; why abortion can be an ambiguous ethical issue; and why… Continue reading The Ethics of Abortion, Part #2

Politics and Love

What is Basic Presidential Competence (and Why is It Important?)

We have a presidential election coming up in a few weeks. Frequently when we vote for a president (or any candidate), it is easy to vote simply along party lines. If we are Republican, we vote Republican. If we are Democrat, we vote Democrat. It certainly simplifies things, and this is not always a bad… Continue reading What is Basic Presidential Competence (and Why is It Important?)

Wonder and Whimsy

I have Discovered Bento Boxes, and It Is Pretty Exciting

I have been a teacher or professor my entire working career. There are many challenging things about being an educator. Engaging students is challenging. Planning meaningful lessons is challenging. Maintaining an orderly classroom is challenging. Grading in a fair and thoughtful manner is challenging. Working constructively with colleagues can be challenging. In reading this list… Continue reading I have Discovered Bento Boxes, and It Is Pretty Exciting

Contemplative Practice, Whimsical Watercolors

A Watercolor Meditation for When You Feel Afraid: Whimsical Watercolors

I have been feeling afraid. Maybe you have, too. With all that is going on with the pandemic, politics, and civil unrest, it is easy to be afraid. When I am afraid, it is easy to forget what I know about Love. Here is what I know: 1. There is a lot of darkness in… Continue reading A Watercolor Meditation for When You Feel Afraid: Whimsical Watercolors

Politics and Love

The Ethics of Abortion, Part #1

I teach two ethics classes every semester, and I consider it a privilege because in these classes I help my students develop their own moral and ethical code. My goal is not to make students believe the way I believe. Rather, my goal is to help them understand the basics of good moral and ethical… Continue reading The Ethics of Abortion, Part #1

Uncategorized

My Pat Benatar Epiphany: How to Tell if You Possess Bias or Prejudice

I have a confession to make: At various times in my life, I have been biased and prejudice towards various people or groups. Bias and prejudice, generally speaking, aren't funny, but I do have a funny story to tell about the day I first understood bias and prejudice. When I was teenager, I went through… Continue reading My Pat Benatar Epiphany: How to Tell if You Possess Bias or Prejudice