I like to adopt new practices and try them out for a year. Last year I practiced deep breathing for the whole year and wrote about it each month. (You can read more about this here.) This year I adopted the practice of monkey bar hanging. I made some progress the first couple of months,… Continue reading Month Five of Monkey Bar Hanging: I Encounter a Significant Obstacle and Some Failure
Most of us know that we are supposed to be moral, but we might not be sure exactly how to be moral, and we might even wonder if being moral benefits us. When we don’t have a clear idea of the what and why of morality, we often feel like it is a list of… Continue reading How to Develop Your Own Moral and Ethical System (and Why You Would Want To)
This weekend I did something scary, and I am really glad I did it. I flew out to Santa Barbara, California by myself to present a paper at a philosophy conference at UC Santa Barbara. Now, I have presented at philosophy conferences before. I have also flown by myself in the past. However, in the… Continue reading I Did Something Scary This Weekend (and I’m Really Glad I Did)
The other day I was washing dishes, and I looked out the window onto the back porch where I have some potted herbs on my patio. There was a little squirrel hanging out in my basil plant, living life and feeling good. And I don't blame him. That basil smells really good.
Most folks know by now that the Democrats in the U.S. recently launched an impeachment inquiry pertaining to President Trump’s recent phone call with the Ukranian president Volodymry Zelenskey. You can read more about impeachment in general and the current proceedings in particular here. Emotions are understandably riding high right now, and during times like… Continue reading Reasoning Errors to Avoid During the Impeachment Inquiry
Because of the recent impeachment inquiry against President Trump (you can read about these here), I wanted to refresh my understanding of impeachment. So I wrote this primer for myself and for anyone else it might help. What is presidential impeachment? According to the Constitution (Art. II, Sect. 4), presidential impeachment is a charge brought against… Continue reading A Presidential Impeachment Primer: Understanding Impeachment
During the last couple of weeks, I have been enjoying drawing these intricate pictures. Here is one you can download to paint or color. ***** If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing on social media.