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Category Archives: Philosophy
National elitism is a crock of shit. We are no better than the best and no worse than the worst among us. The same is true across the planet. The thing about exceptionalism that few of its adherents recognize is that when one is truly exceptional, he or she need not announce it to the rest of the world. Continue reading
These bastards (teachers) have it made. For an average minimum six-figure investment in their 6 or so years of education, teachers command a whopping starting salary from $25-53k, depending on location. The average new math teacher makes $38,211. Continue reading
I’ve been trying to abstain from writing about things apt to appear ad nauseum elsewhere but try as I might, can’t leave this alone. Even the right wing, not known for its exemplary compassion, should be running with the bulls … Continue reading
I don’t contend that I approve of Reid’s comments. I do know that his record shows no sign of racism. If a prominent African American has made them, I doubt that there’d be much said about it. Continue reading
I talk about being Catholic. One aspect of Catholicism I find somewhat therapeutic is that we Catholics can confess and receive forgiveness for their sins. Penance can provide a relief valve for guilt, ideally salvaging self-esteem. Who knows? It does, however seem more positive than trickery and manipulation. Continue reading
We have seen that when repeated enough, lies ring true. We must overcome this sad fact with honor. We must be better than them in principle, practice and in what we preach. We must lead by example. Should we fail, the nation and ultimately the entire world faces castigation in minds numbed by sanctimony and hubris. Continue reading
I blame HBO–and David Simon. On Monday, HBO on Demand threw up the second half of Season 4 of “The Wire,” which I’ve seen several times but may be my favorite (a nose ahead of Season 2) .
I’m hypnotized by “The Wire.” When it appears, I gladly suspend other meaningful pleasures including riding my motorcycle and sleep to watch and re watch it. I was up most of the night. Continue reading